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    Unhappy wot a poo day bye bye head gasket

    just had my car in at vaux and been told the head gaskets gone they did a test on it and yup looks like its given up
    i always thought the head gaskets were really strong on these since cars standard atm
    but on the good side of things will give me a excuse to fit my vxr turbo thats sitting in ma room with cooling mod ect so looks like the misus is only getting a bar of chocolate this year

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    What part of the uk are you from ??
    what makes you sure its the head gasket thats gone ??

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    used a head gasket tester on the water bottle mate only reson we did it was due to me useing alot of water lately

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    Sorry to hear that! TBH ive never read much about the head gasket going on the Z20LET. i could be wrong though

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    were you using alot of coolant beforehand as iam butcant seem to see any leaks just wondering if its worth me getting my head gasket tested
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    Quote Originally Posted by EVO View Post
    were you using alot of coolant beforehand as iam butcant seem to see any leaks just wondering if its worth me getting my head gasket tested

    Have you checked the expansion bottle outlets on the bottle, most of the time they crack and weep a little water? Thinking the engine is using coolant when it not.

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    i have checked the top 2 pipes which are the return pipes . am i right in saying there is only one more pipe which is at the bottom
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    Quote Originally Posted by EVO View Post
    i have checked the top 2 pipes which are the return pipes . am i right in saying there is only one more pipe which is at the bottom
    Yes did you check that one aswell? its a long shot but ive seen it before where it points to water consumption and it ends up just being a broken expansion tank.

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    cheers ill check
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    i thought that untill i did a head gsket check the car runs fine no miss fireinh oils ok just seems like there exhaust gases inside bottle ect hence the test failed twice

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