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blown head gasket?

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Old 03-09-2007, 10:03 PM
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I'm getting ready for race season today, dug my car out of the snow bank. It is a 95 civic 16 valve. I tinker with a cupple things, start it warm it up. Do some hot laps around the garage and it develops a skip after 20 minutes or so. So I let it idle while I get out to pop the hood. Car starts smoking wicked bad, and smoke burns my throat.

I take the spark plugs to revel that one of my cylinders is full of anit freez. Wups!!. I drained the coolant and blew out the system with air. then dumped oil doun the cylinder and cranked the motor over some.

My guess is that the head gasket blew out. I havent had the cylinder head off on a honda yet, Im used to 8v VW stuff. Cant be to hard. While I have the head off I was thinking of shaving it some also, bump up the compression, but still want pump gas. what do you guys reccomend? Keep in mind this is a race car. Also where is the best place to get a head gasket for this sucer? thanks in advance!!
 
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Old 03-10-2007, 08:26 AM
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im not sure about sohc's.. but i nkow that bseries are really easy to take off the head. take the valve cover and dist. off.
unbolt the rocker holder (bseries, im sure that d series is a lot different) take out the cams and unbolt the head and slide it off the studs.. thats for a b16 tho im sure that a d series is a whole lot different. you can mill the head down but i'de be careful how much you take off.. you get too much off and your goin to be buyin a new set of valves or pistons.. so becarful. try claying the head for piston/valve clearence. your goin to have to break out the calculator and stuff to figure out comp ratio after you mill the head down.
 
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Old 03-10-2007, 08:35 AM
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I was more hopeing someone on here could just tell me how much they mill thier head. That way the hard math part is done.
 
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Old 03-19-2007, 06:57 AM
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bump. come on guys someone must know.
 
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Old 03-19-2007, 07:36 AM
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Take it to a reputable shop, they'll know what to do. Its not like they take a ton off, the just make sure the seal is true
 
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Old 03-20-2007, 03:23 PM
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reputable shop = money, not somthing I have.


Do research myself and bring to guy up the road with specs = free.
 
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Old 03-21-2007, 07:35 AM
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Does this "guy up the road" have the proper tools to do this job? Having an unevenly milled head is only going to give you countless headaches.

Read my first post in this thread, you just want to take the head down so that it's seal is true
 
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