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Old 08-18-2013, 02:23 PM   #1
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Eek 950A with a blown headgasket? Update: Used engine going in

So before I get into this any further, I need some sage advice. A few months ago during an 800 mile day my 05 950 started blowing coolant. I didn't realize it at first, only when I got stuck trying to make my way around Atlanta and the temp started climbing did I know something was up.

I nursed it through that trip keeping the revs down and adding coolant each morning; made it back to RVA without any other issues.

So... I was really hoping a radiator cap is all she needed.. new cap and the same problem; blows coolant from the overflow, into the bottle, then all over my leg. Nursed it through another (shorter) trip, but now she's coming apart for repair.

I'm assuming I have a weak head gasket, but I won't know for sure until I pull it apart. So before I pull the heads - Any words of wisdom? If the heads come off new rings and valves will go back in. Does Kibblewhite make valves and guides for the 950?


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