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- Three weeks of hard work (on and off)

- MKIIIT headgasket replacement gone wrong

- A nasty coolant leak comming from the head/intake manifold

There is nothing worse than a discovering a coolant leak comming from the head after every possible part that can be assembled is assembled and the car is ready to start. :pat:

No, it's not a bad headgasket but a small coolant line that enters the head via the intake manifold. The intake/head manifold gasket must be damaged or something because I missed it. So, now every thing on the intake side must come back off and a new gasket installed just days after I put it all on. :snipersm: :2gunfire:

In the moring i get to take it all off again, yay! At least the head and exhaust side doesn't messed with. :fruit:

NOTE TO SELF: SELF, don't reuse gaskets and if you do inspect them carfully!

So, now all I can do is type this message and... :beer: :drink:
 

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Sorry to hear about that Wade....that HAS to be a pain in the ass. Back apart it comes eh?

Have a beer and sleep on it. Hopefully things will be brighter in the morning.
 

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Ugh. :? Good luck.
 

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I feel for ya Wade.Of course,I would NEVER have a problem like that. :roll:
"We'll have to sit and drink and talk about our mistakes a few times this winter" :wink:
 

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aww, just smile and know itll all be worth it when you get it fixed :)

besides, pulling a head isnt thaaat tough ;)
 

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the intake to head gasked will fit 2 ways, one way leaks, the other way doesnt. I know, I did the wrong way once.

That intake gasket has to block a water jacket that ends at the intake manifold, Flipping that gasket end for end fixes the problem.
 

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shouldn't it be obvious which end is the right one when you install it? no offense, but most gaskets are kinda self explanatory when I've installed them. It either fits right, or it isn't right.
 

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not always, i'll tell you sometimes you can't tell which way it goes and sometimes you can put them on upside down and your fucked...sometimes when absent minded people like myself do things that take a lot of mental capacity we worry about messing up and do mess up....lol
 

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:snipersm: --------------------->WadeT




:confused: why didnt you guyz put him out of his misery earlier :rotfl:

Jk Wade
I did the same with my first 5M rebuild,I put the head gasket on wrong. I noticed after we had already finished putting everything on and started putting the oil on it and most of it drained on to the floor :pat: :doh: It must of been cuz we were up till like 3am working on it

*Note to self stop working on cars at midnight, unless you want to [email protected]#$ it up :wink:
 

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DriftMe said:
shouldn't it be obvious which end is the right one when you install it? no offense, but most gaskets are kinda self explanatory when I've installed them. It either fits right, or it isn't right.
No, the 7mgte intake gasket will fit only one way. The gasket was cracked where intake water line feeds into the head. Not sure why people are thinking I put on backwards, which cannot be done in the first place...

Should have it running by Wensday night. :mk2vroom:
 
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