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Posted May 12, 2015 - 07:16 PM

Couldn't wait to see, so pulled the timing cover off tonight.  The suspect area had little gasket left, and that's giving it benefit of doubt really.  The port on the opposite side had good gasket left on the block, while this side had almost no gasket left on the block, and very little on the cover, and that little bit looked eroded.  I'm into this for $250 so far, so gonna get a gasket & see if it fixes it this time.  If there is still a leak, this thing is parts.


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Posted May 12, 2015 - 08:12 PM

Couldn't wait to see, so pulled the timing cover off tonight.  The suspect area had little gasket left, and that's giving it benefit of doubt really.  The port on the opposite side had good gasket left on the block, while this side had almost no gasket left on the block, and very little on the cover, and that little bit looked eroded.  I'm into this for $250 so far, so gonna get a gasket & see if it fixes it this time.  If there is still a leak, this thing is parts.

Daniel, just be glad she has the V6. The 4 cyls were a lot worse in those years. .


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Posted May 12, 2015 - 08:29 PM

Daniel, just be glad she has the V6. The 4 cyls were a lot worse in those years. .


But if it was a Chevy 2200 4 cylinder they blew head gaskets more often but they were easy to change.

Although everyone I changed had to change the head was warped or crack. So that meant a reman head.
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Posted May 12, 2015 - 09:11 PM

But if it was a Chevy 2200 4 cylinder they blew head gaskets more often but they were easy to change.

Although everyone I changed had to change the head was warped or crack. So that meant a reman head.

That was teh Cavalier engine. They never used that engine in a G-A. It used the 2.4 that ate timing chains along with the headgaskets. You had to deal with the timing chains to even change a water pump. A 250.00 parts bill looks cheap real quick on those engines. then the parts that had the most problems were crammed against the wheel well so you actually lost in the space to work catagory.


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Posted May 12, 2015 - 09:36 PM

Sorry to hear you had a leak in that area. I use Copper Silicone Gasket sealer in that area pretty heavy to help make sure she seals up. I also try to wait 24hrs cure time on it.


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Posted May 13, 2015 - 05:48 AM

Hopefully you have found the leak and it will be done.


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Posted May 14, 2015 - 05:57 AM

Well, our final milk check arrived and it was a whopping $50.42. Price has dropped so much that the advance check 2 weeks ago was most of the last 30 day's payment. The price now is less than half what we received last summer and early fall. If we had stayed in dairy it would have been a 5 to 6 thousand dollar loss this past 30 days alone. I made the right call. You will see a lot of small dairies going down.
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Posted May 14, 2015 - 06:28 AM

If the head gasket is leaking, get the stuff in my link and use "exactly" as stated. It has never failed us, we have fixed 5-6 Cadillac Northstar's with it, they are about the worst. It will work virtually every time for head gaskets and it's permanent.http://www.amazon.co...devil stop leak


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Posted May 14, 2015 - 04:10 PM

Wow, a BUSY day.  First I dehorned 6 heifers & gave their shots.  Then I helped Dad place the burned Massey 175 into the old farm shop with the Cat loader.  Then a shower & off for the day.  !st stop Dad's Dr to drop off prescriptions needing refill orders.  Then to local auto store for Kaylin's timing chain set.  Then to Farm Credit to pay off our $23,000 operating loan out of the cow sales proceeds.  Got things rolling there for the 5 year renewal due June 1st of this rolling op loan in case I need it in the future.  Then to the hospital for pre-op stuff.  Then lunch.  After that to the surgical specialist to drop off the pre-payment.  Then to Kroger for a few grocery items, then off to our CPA to check on tax stuff.  Had to run down to my bank & have them fax my CPA January's statement so she could have it asap.  Somehow she couldn't find a copy she made back in February.  Then home.  Found Josh had cleaned up the corner ahead of the burned Massey, so I got the Massey 175 from my cousin pulled in front of the burned one.  This will give Dad something to keep him occupied for a while.  Now I'm just resting for the evening.  I'll wait till morning to get Kaylin's car going back together.


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Posted May 14, 2015 - 05:27 PM

Busy day.Always nice to get loans paid off. I hate dealing with banks,.loans, accountants , lawyers ,etc:  It's so much nicer once stuff like that is behind you. The worst part is that it seems like it happens all at the same time. Why is that. Hope tomorro is a better day for you.


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Posted May 15, 2015 - 08:29 PM

Grand Am is fixed best as I can tell.  Running cool, no leaks at all.  Ran a good hour checking for leaks, then drove it over to Kaylin's house & still a tight ship.  I left it with her & they have to switch insurance back to it, then it'll be back in business.  :thumbs:   I won't feel real good about it though till she's been driving it a week or 2, but it's almost surely good to go.


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Posted May 15, 2015 - 10:08 PM

Got in round 5:30 didn't get RV settled till 10:30 so I'll be up round 8 if u need me sooner call my cell k later

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Posted May 16, 2015 - 07:51 AM

At huddle house for breakfast then to a consignment auction. Very rare treat, but one that can happen more often now!
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Posted May 16, 2015 - 08:03 AM

Glad you folks can get out and enjoy a few things! Have fun!


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Posted May 17, 2015 - 07:18 AM

Just 2 more days after today before my surgery to get things ready for hay making.  BaumBaum (my nephew Craig/Ron) is down to help.  I have to show Josh how to operate the hay roller, as Dad & I always did that. I have to go into town tomorrow to get plenty of twine, plus 15 bags of Sudex they will drill into the former dry cow fields while I'm recuperating from surgery.  I dread not being able to do much of anything for at least the first 2 weeks, and even after, I pretty much can't do anything but walk around & watch the world go by.  Never have had to sit by the wayside so long in my whole life, but hopefully once healed I will feel better than in a very long time.  

  My BIL Meangreen (Fred) went to the ER last night with a large kidney stone.  Last word they were putting in a stent to help it pass.  They think he'll be sent home later today.  I know those things hurt.  I've never had one, but many years ago I saw my Dad put down like DOWN from those things.


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