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Unread 06-26-2011, 02:51 PM   #1
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straight 6 head gasket blown. need help

does any body kno of any websites or videos online that would show me or help me with replacing a head gasket in my inline 6 engine. i have all the new parts but have no clue what i have to do or how to do any of this. i need my jeep working so i can work my self someone please help thanks

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Unread 06-26-2011, 02:52 PM   #2
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do you have a service manual?
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Unread 06-26-2011, 03:05 PM   #3
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Get a Haynes manual from the parts store. They give a step by step.
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Unread 06-26-2011, 03:08 PM   #4
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yea i have the haynes but it doesnt explain how to do the head gasket in it
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Unread 06-26-2011, 03:10 PM   #5
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Unread 06-26-2011, 03:12 PM   #6
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im pretty mechanicaly inclined but dont kno much bout engines and a friend was suppose to help me but he broke his foot and cant help for a while but i need jeep running by tomorow o wed at the latest
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Unread 06-26-2011, 03:30 PM   #7
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What jeep are you working on? year? model?
Also this it is a rather simple job but if you don't know what your doing I would find someone who does (better to do it once with help, than do it twice with help the second time)

Heres a short version:
disconnect battery
remove serp. belt
drain coolant
remove intake and exhaust manifolds
remove upper radiator hose, heater hoses and t-stat housing
remove valve cover and valve cover gasket
Remove rocker arms and pushrods(make sure they stay in order and go back exactly where they came from)
Loosen the head bolts and remove the head
remove the old head gasket
Clean up the head to block mating surface and try and keep dirt out of the cylinders.
Remember to torque the head bolts in their proper steps and patterns
reverse steps for install
Once its back together change the oil and filter before you start it
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Unread 06-26-2011, 03:46 PM   #8
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96 jeep grand cherokee laredo zj inline 6 4.0L 150,400 miles
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Unread 06-26-2011, 04:34 PM   #9
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If you need it tomorrow then you better get cracking. Good luck on having it done by tomorrow for the first time to ever do this job.
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Unread 06-26-2011, 06:38 PM   #10
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If you need it tomorrow then you better get cracking. Good luck on having it done by tomorrow for the first time to ever do this job.
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I'm not 100% sure, but are Jeep heads aluminum? You may have to get it re-surfaced. I've replaced blown HGs before without re-surfacing the head, only to take everything apart because I skipped that step.
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Unread 06-26-2011, 08:37 PM   #11
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The jeep head is steel but that does not mean they will not warp.
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Unread 06-26-2011, 09:12 PM   #12
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I had a cracked head and blown gasket, my oil was cream colored from all the leaked coolant. I realize bragging about a product with only 3 posts makes me look like a spammer but I'm not haha. This stuff made by Rislone (there are tons that all say "head gasket block fix") but its in a tall grey opaque bottle, you run it in your coolant for 30 mins with the heater on full and then change your oil. Top up the coolant, let the Jeep cool. Its fixed.

Now I know youre all going to say "its temporary, they all say that" and I assumed the same but I paid 120 for this stuff before it came to Canada because I saw it on powerblock tv haha. Its been sealed and I've had clean oil since October.

Just my $0.02
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Unread 06-30-2011, 07:55 PM   #13
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I had a cracked head and blown gasket, my oil was cream colored from all the leaked coolant. I realize bragging about a product with only 3 posts makes me look like a spammer but I'm not haha. This stuff made by Rislone (there are tons that all say "head gasket block fix") but its in a tall grey opaque bottle, you run it in your coolant for 30 mins with the heater on full and then change your oil. Top up the coolant, let the Jeep cool. Its fixed.

Now I know youre all going to say "its temporary, they all say that" and I assumed the same but I paid 120 for this stuff before it came to Canada because I saw it on powerblock tv haha. Its been sealed and I've had clean oil since October.

Just my $0.02

I had that in a Cadillac that had blown head gasket. I drove it for 8 months like that then I blew the motor suddenly with no warning because it dumped all the coolant when the sealant came out. Don't make my mistake. Fix it correctly. That stuff is a temp fix.
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