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Old 02-26-2006, 12:07 PM   #1
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Default replacing head gasket on 94 legend

well, after having sporatic but reoccuring cooling problems, the source finally reared its ugly head in the form of white smoke out the tailpipe.

i'm pretty mechanically inclined (have built entire engines from a bare block), so i thought i might try this myself. the issue is i've never done any real work on anything but a 4cyl. has anyone here done this and want to offer up some advice, words of encouragement, or words of discouragement?
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here should be all the info you need Click the image to open in full size.
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Default Re: replacing head gasket on 94 legend (CmptchAV6)

i ran into this problem myself, and many told me that getting a fresh motor would be the better path to go
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perfect....thanks for the link.


i'm not even going to consider a new motor since i'm just going to turn around and sell it.
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Default Re: replacing head gasket on 94 legend (tnord)

one suggestion, be carefull with those knock sensors when removing the heads, you tend to hit them with the heads when taking it out. so if i were you i would just remove the sensors first then remove the heads
then install the heads then reinstall the sensor.

ask me how i kow Click the image to open in full size. i've broken them
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i'll remember that....thanks.

i'll be starting on this in the next couple days.
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i dunno how you guys work on these cars.....

without a doubt this is the worst car i've ever turned a wrench on. i've never seen so many vacuum lines on a non rotary powered car.

for those of you that have worked on these cars.....is there something attached to the back of the intake manifold that i can't see? i seriously can't tell why it won't come off.
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i dunno how you guys work on these cars.....

without a doubt this is the worst car i've ever turned a wrench on. i've never seen so many vacuum lines on a non rotary powered car.

for those of you that have worked on these cars.....is there something attached to the back of the intake manifold that i can't see? i seriously can't tell why it won't come off.
Did you disconnect the PAIR pipe from the PAIR valve on the back of the manifold? (pipe runs from the valve to the driver's side exh. manifold). Also make sure you removed the EGR pipe from the EGR valve mounting bracket to the bottom of the intake manifold.
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it was the EGR that needed to be disconnected. from the side, it didn't look like the intake manifold was connected to it, but obviously, it was.

i still hate working on this thing. out to the garage i go, heads are coming off this afternoon.

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Default Re: replacing head gasket on 94 legend (tnord)

yea a buddy at work did 2 headgasket cars last week, they def look like a pain in the ***. are u gonna take the heads to get milled?
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nope. i just checked them with a straight edge and feeler guages. they checked out just fine.....so i lucked out a little bit there.

now i'm trying to figure out which knock sensor goes on which cylinder bank. there's a one with a blue wire and one with a gray wire. i'm thinking it probably does make a difference which one goes on which side.

anyone......anyone.....bueller?
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Default Re: replacing head gasket on 94 legend (tnord)

Fun isn't it? Red/Blue to the driver's side sensor, white to the pass. side sensor. I posted the schematic from the Helms in your thread on A-L.com if you want to check it out. Here's the pic from when I did my Type II head swap a while back.

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no, it's not fun.

thanks for replying (in both threads), i'm going back to work on it tonight.
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