ZX TD head gasket trouble

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ZXturbo_Aura
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ZX TD head gasket trouble

Post by ZXturbo_Aura » 06 Feb 2004, 15:46

hi,
i think my HG is on its way out! :(
its a ZX TD 1992...
theres a small trace of oil in the coolant, with a small loss of collant,oil consumption has gone up too. any help?! im going to try that antifreeze that turns red with exhaust gases, just to be sure.
can anyone tell me how long it generally takes to do the HG? it will be my first but other thatn that, im quite good with the mechanics.
thanks for the help in advance,
Dan

Mads
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Post by Mads » 06 Feb 2004, 19:00

Hi Dan,
Just done my ZX 1.4i petrol HG. I used about 4 hours taking everything appart, some hours on the bench fixing seals and valves + 1 day waiting for the head to be skimmed, and probably 4 hours putting everyting back together again.
Mads

ZXturbo_Aura
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Post by ZXturbo_Aura » 07 Feb 2004, 00:41

hi again,
one more thing, does anyone know where i can get hold of the antifreeze that turns red with exhaust gases?i dont know what its called,
thanks,
DAn

edd001
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Post by edd001 » 07 Feb 2004, 01:13

hi have you tried somewere like A.R.E
there is also a kit you can buy that all you do is put some secial liquid in a pump bottle and pump it at the rad cap (rad cap off) and it will change colour instantly. everything is supplied with it.