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Old 04-05-2009, 12:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is My HeadGasket busted?

My 740IL sport is overheating.
The collant is running out the front of the engine right in the center.

The head doe snot appear to be leaking on the out side and I can see coolant standing in the valley.

I thought I heard on here on time something about a valley gasket...am I crazy.

Also, is it worth removoing the intake...could I possible be forutnate enough to find a problem with a heater hose.

I have done all the standard stuff...checked hoses, water pump, thermostate, radiator flushed, replaced over flow tank it had a crack.

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Probably the Vally pan or Water pump Pipe O-rings
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Thanks....I sure hope it is one of those two things and not the HeadGasket.

Is changing the valley pan something that can be done at home.

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The valley pan is a DIY if your mechanically minded yes.

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Valley Pan/Valve Cover Gaskets/OSV
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