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Postby RiffRaff » Sat Aug 02, 2008 4:05 pm

It's just a 95 Olds Cutlass. :-°

I really don't care what kind of car I have as long as it has leather interior. Bassett Hound fur is not fun with cloth interior. :-t

My Eastern European neighbor patched it up for free. ;-D Wife drove it home. Spoke with the guy over the phone, but I think I'll talk to him in person. I cannot understand the guy for the life of me. Pretty sure he said head casket, which sucks but my father-in-law works for a part place so I should be able to keep the bill under $600.

Just put new tires on the old girl and, yes, I put a new alternator on it in the last year. Dang you Treat. :-D I think I'll keep the old girl, than again, I might not have heard the crazy Russian correctly. :-o
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Postby scottaa1 » Sat Aug 02, 2008 4:09 pm

RiffRaff wrote: Pretty sure he said head casket,


That's what the guy on the Greyhound bus needs... you need a head gasket.

It's just a seal (or is it a sea lion?) between the metal header and the engine block. Not a technical job, but labor intensive, from what I understand, since the top of the engine needs to come off to replace the gasket and lube it properly to get a good seal. (and we all know walruses and tuperware love a good seal)
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Re: Treat Jinxs Car

Postby RiffRaff » Sat Aug 02, 2008 4:18 pm

scottaa1 wrote:
RiffRaff wrote: Pretty sure he said head casket,


That's what the guy on the Greyhound bus needs... you need a head gasket.

It's just a seal (or is it a sea lion?) between the metal header and the engine block. Not a technical job, but labor intensive, from what I understand, since the top of the engine needs to come off to replace the gasket and lube it properly to get a good seal. (and we all know walruses and tuperware love a good seal)


I can't believe I typed "casket", that's funny stuff.
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Re: Treat Jinxs Car

Postby RiffRaff » Sat Aug 02, 2008 4:22 pm

scottaa1 wrote:
RiffRaff wrote: Pretty sure he said head casket,


That's what the guy on the Greyhound bus needs... you need a head gasket.

It's just a seal (or is it a sea lion?) between the metal header and the engine block. Not a technical job, but labor intensive, from what I understand, since the top of the engine needs to come off to replace the gasket and lube it properly to get a good seal. (and we all know walruses and tuperware love a good seal)


Labor intensive it is. I helped my dad change one a long time ago. Aluminum head gaskets are usually the ones that have more problems. I don't think the Olds has an aluminum one though, so I'm going to wait to get home and learn how to understand Russian.

I actually typed casket instead of gasket again. Had to edit. I think I might have brain problem. :~(
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Re: Treat Jinxs Car

Postby scottaa1 » Sat Aug 02, 2008 4:32 pm

Yeah I think that's due to aluminium being more temperature sensitive.

If you're going to keep the car, may want to look in to what else can be done when the header is removed. I think that's also required when replacing the rings and some other stuff. If they're already cracking the block open, may as well look at the rings/valves, etc. I'm not a mechanic, so I'm just tossing ideas out, since you're already going to be elbow-deep in metal and grease. $$ is the thing there, though. Engine work is never cheap.
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Re: Treat Jinxs Car

Postby RiffRaff » Sat Aug 02, 2008 4:47 pm

scottaa1 wrote:Yeah I think that's due to aluminium being more temperature sensitive.

If you're going to keep the car, may want to look in to what else can be done when the header is removed. I think that's also required when replacing the rings and some other stuff. If they're already cracking the block open, may as well look at the rings/valves, etc. I'm not a mechanic, so I'm just tossing ideas out, since you're already going to be elbow-deep in metal and grease. $$ is the thing there, though. Engine work is never cheap.


Sure hope it's not a copper head, I'll have to go to some old crack house and steal it. :-?
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Re: Treat Jinxs Car

Postby RiffRaff » Sat Aug 02, 2008 4:48 pm

The crack house was scary, so many holes in the wall and no more copper. :~(
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Re: Treat Jinxs Car

Postby treat24 » Sat Aug 02, 2008 5:46 pm

what the heck is going on here!
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Postby RiffRaff » Sat Aug 02, 2008 5:47 pm

treat24 wrote:what the heck is going on here!


You kicked my dog, now it needs operation. :~(
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