Annual head gasket job - Defender Source
Defender Source  

Go Back   Defender Source > Defender & Series Technical Discussions > Defender Technical Discussions


Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old July 25th, 2011, 07:19 AM
o2batsea's Avatar
o2batsea
Status: Offline
Bill Adams
66 109 sw 94 lwb
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: kensington md
Posts: 6,506
Registry
Annual head gasket job

Well it finally blew yesterday with all the drama you could want. Clouds of steam out the tailpipe, gushing coolant and funny whistling sounds. I hate the new and improved head gaskets. Putting in steel if I can find some.
__________________
Bill Adams

1966 109 5 door wagon 300Tdi "spermaceti fueled"
1994 RRC LeWiB "ruining the air behind me"
1968 2A 88

All my troubles are Rover
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old July 25th, 2011, 07:41 AM
Ren Ching's Avatar
Ren Ching
Status: Offline
Skinny Pete
'84 90 "Yamelo"/'88 RRC "Chewbacca"
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Downtown
Posts: 4,696
Registry
sounds like something is not flat
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old July 25th, 2011, 09:12 AM
Hans's Avatar
Hans
Status: Offline
Hans Haase
The D-90.com Lab Rat
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 2,381
D&D has them showing up on the website.

Not going to argue against it, had to do mine twice too with the composites.

-Hans
__________________
My oil line fix

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
My 100k stopped odometer fix

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Brace for impact, I'm in a "modifying mood". Massive thread count inbound.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Old July 25th, 2011, 09:23 AM
kevkon's Avatar
kevkon
Status: Offline
kevin
1994 D90 300tdi #730, SIII 88
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: chester,nj
Posts: 673
Theoretically, You should always be better off with composites on a engine without re-facing. If the ones offered are consistently failing, there could be some problem with the manufacturer. Otherwise it's a problem with the block or head surface.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old July 25th, 2011, 09:31 AM
rover4x4's Avatar
rover4x4
Status: Offline
Phillip
1995 SW #487/500
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: The Old North State
Posts: 7,527
Registry
Ive got some steel gaskets I would love to sell you.
__________________
Poor gas mileage gets you to the best places on earth
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old July 25th, 2011, 10:54 AM
o2batsea's Avatar
o2batsea
Status: Offline
Bill Adams
66 109 sw 94 lwb
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: kensington md
Posts: 6,506
Registry
Yeah, I'm gonna put one of the other heads on. I suspect the one on the passenger side is warped as that side is always the one that goes.
__________________
Bill Adams

1966 109 5 door wagon 300Tdi "spermaceti fueled"
1994 RRC LeWiB "ruining the air behind me"
1968 2A 88

All my troubles are Rover
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old July 25th, 2011, 12:39 PM
red&yellowrovers's Avatar
red&yellowrovers
Status: Offline
Joe Still
95 D90 NAS 3.9l ST AA Yellow #2719
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Huntsville, AL
Posts: 86
o2: Are you 14 bolt heads? If so steel is the specified gasket anyway. And yes on making sure the heads are flat.

I heard an opinion there is an inherrent flaw in the torque sequence from the factory on the 14 bolt heads. It had to do with moving from the ends to the center and creating a "bulge" or upward pressure in the center.

Mark at D&D has made more sense to me on this motor than anyone else I've studied.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old July 26th, 2011, 10:15 AM
JFD's Avatar
JFD
Status: Offline
Julien Dalbin
05 Tdi 90
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Dominican Republic
Posts: 1,888
What engine are we talking about ?
__________________
" Eventually everything connects - people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is the key to quality per se. "
- Charles Eames
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old July 27th, 2011, 12:12 PM
red&yellowrovers's Avatar
red&yellowrovers
Status: Offline
Joe Still
95 D90 NAS 3.9l ST AA Yellow #2719
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Huntsville, AL
Posts: 86
My reference is for the 3.9 from 93 to 95. Got one all over the garage if anyone needs "guts" pictures.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Defender Source > Defender & Series Technical Discussions > Defender Technical Discussions

Tags
gas

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
D90 head gasket lead--which one? Davis Defender Technical Discussions 6 April 1st, 2005 11:52 PM
Some notes on head gasket swap issues Hans Misc. Chit-Chat 0 January 17th, 2005 06:40 PM
Anyone done their own head gasket? vesparover Defender Technical Discussions 16 October 9th, 2004 10:34 PM
d90 dead 4 hours from home! head gasket? vesparover Defender Technical Discussions 4 August 17th, 2004 04:47 PM
poor gas milage / blown head gasket? got a read diff for a 94 D90? rover_rich_d90 Defender Technical Discussions 7 April 20th, 2004 03:11 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:09 AM.


Copyright