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Old 13 Apr 2011, 03:01 pm
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Default Honda civic problems?

Need to know if anyone has replaced a head gasket on a 92 civic want to know how bad it was to get to it. Its only got 159xxx miles on it
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Old 13 Apr 2011, 03:16 pm
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Its fairly easy, someone with basic mechanical skills can do it. I dont work on cars myself but a friend of mine swoed me how to do it, and it was fairly easy and straight forward.
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Old 13 Apr 2011, 03:31 pm
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like mike said its really easy just remove the valve cover and the exhaust manifold/headers, remove head stubs. leave the intake manifold on makes the whole process easier.
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Old 13 Apr 2011, 03:46 pm
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Easy. Just make sure you loosen and tighten the cylinder head bolts exactly how an OEM manual says to or you can damage the cylinder head.

Takes about 6-8 hours the first time, after that anyone with experience can do these head gasket jobs in 4-5 hours or less.

Also, just some important things to note:

1. Your cylinder head bolts are Yield-to-Torque bolts, in other words, they are 1 time use and should be thrown away and replaced with OEM new bolts.

2. Your cylinder head should be resurfaced, costs about $35-$45 at a machine shop.

3. Use a torque wrench to correctly tighten down the bolts and do it in the correct order or damage can be a result.
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