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Old 02-21-2011, 01:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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98 323iC Head Issue

Hey all... I recently had what started as a brief misfire on cylinder three at startup turn out to be a head gasket leak into that cylinder specifically. So, I did a HG job, having the head resurfaced in the process.

All back together and motor runs great... HOWEVER... after only about four days the misfire on three has returned. Just like in round one, after sitting all night the plug on number three will have condensation on it and the others will be dry, suggesting coolant there.

Would it be a likely assumption that I've got a crack in the head, proximate to cylinder three, that the machine shop didn't see?
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Old 03-10-2011, 08:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 03-25-2011, 04:05 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Cool Crack in block

If your block is cracked, or you made a mistake in the gasket, you can fix it all with the liquid head gasket repair kit. I purchased the type that was compatible with radiator fluid, and it stays in. My engine went from steam in exhaust to perfect running. If I did not do it myself, I would have never believed the amazing results. I bought the three bottle type. I really am surprised. It came with a 3000 mile warranty. We will see.
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