I just opened up my valve cover to clean the gasket for i thought it was the cause of a small leak.
What do i find. one of the twelve head bolts is snapped clear off at the head of the bolt. This explains the oil light and leaking coolant.
To recap. In the last 2 months ive replaced
x2 - upper strut bearings
x1 - lower strut arm and ball joint
x4 - power steering gearbox (couldnt find right fit)
x2 - alignment jobs
x1 - intake boot
x1 - oil pan
x3 - radiator hose
x2 - tie rods
And to add to the list
x1 - headbolt and hopefully not new valve train (the head of the bolt and the washer was jumping freely inside the valve cover for who knows how long) But if the head does have to be taken off... im sure as hell getting oversized valves and some headwork done Woot woot.
<span style='font-family:Geneva'><span style='font-size:14pt;line-height:100%'><span style='color:red'>Fox</span></span> <span style='color:gray'>the Pirate</span>
Diplomacy is saying "nice doggy" until you find a rock.</span>
I live my life one quarter mile at a time, and for those 23 or more seconds I'm free.