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24 Apr 2016 17:35 #165748 by Basketcase
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Few month back my fan/alternator belt snapped and only realised after 5 or 10 mins that the engine was a tad warmer than it should be. Today at cowm it lost power and seems the head gasket has gone. Is it worth doing the head gasket or would it be easier/cheaper/better to throw a 1.6 in it? ANY advice at all would be great!! Cheers guys!

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24 Apr 2016 18:47 #165755 by j999pre
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I have a m13a engine up for grabs £125

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99 Jimny G16bb w" lift ,extended hoses, caster bushes 16x 7 mods, 225 65 15 muds. radius arm protection, rear disc conversion, snorkel, tow bar and ignis sport recaros.

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25 Apr 2016 18:39 #165803 by Basketcase
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Is that a nice way of saying get a new engine? I don't wanna put another 1.3 in as I'll have to get someone to fit it for me cousin don't have the tools to do it myself. You got any 1.6?

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25 Apr 2016 19:19 #165806 by minibbb
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Do you have an M13 or G13 now?

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25 Apr 2016 19:23 #165808 by Basketcase
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It's an m13 51 reg

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25 Apr 2016 20:35 #165816 by minibbb
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Having swapped my M13 for a M16 recently I would highly recommend it. You can pick one up sub £200 and it makes the car much better

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25 Apr 2016 22:31 #165822 by s16lad
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Basketcase wrote: Few month back my fan/alternator belt snapped and only realised after 5 or 10 mins that the engine was a tad warmer than it should be. Today at cowm it lost power and seems the head gasket has gone. Is it worth doing the head gasket or would it be easier/cheaper/better to throw a 1.6 in it? ANY advice at all would be great!! Cheers guys!


Did you go up there with lorrence in there Nissan patrol ? Sure I was talking to you in the car park, I was in the little blue jimny ?
Didn't realise it was you.

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26 Apr 2016 06:41 #165824 by Basketcase
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Yea that was me in the black Jim I got through that big water bit when ideas getting the winch line out ready and I didn't need the winch lol

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26 Apr 2016 06:43 #165825 by Basketcase
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Looks like I'll be doing the 1.6 conversion then when I find money and an engine

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28 Apr 2016 22:24 #165953 by minibbb
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Would a new head otherwise sort your issue?
My 1.3 block and head (both fine) are still sat here.... Down in Eastbourne though.

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29 Apr 2016 07:52 #165967 by Basketcase
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I can honestly say I have no idea what so ever. How do you know if the head is warped? All I know is the head gasket has gone lol I'm a diy mechanic so could do the head gasket myself but don't know how to tell if it's warped etc

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29 Apr 2016 09:14 #165974 by Busta
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There are many ways to check if a head is warped but they all involve precision instruments. Most people get the head skimmed anyway as a precaution. Fitting a second hand head from a working engine would be a safer bet than re-fitting the one that suffered the gasket failure without skimming it. You could always get an engineer to check it for you though.

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