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Old 08-15-2007, 01:57 PM
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ok i found a thread about it, is this the right location?

Just behind the #2 injector, above the #2 intake

and if the the last 4 numbers contain 14 its the bad one?
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Old 08-15-2007, 02:28 PM
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"bad one"? No. Just the original design which is more prone to cracking than the later one. I have two cars with the #14 head, neither with a problem as they've been maintained properly (not overheated).

Further, there is no way to ensure that there is no crack without removing the head, you can use some rudimentary tests to see if there is a severe enough crack to pass combustion gasses into the coolant however.
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Old 08-15-2007, 03:33 PM
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oh, ok so it is an internal crack what are the symptoms?

pressure in the radiator when cool?
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Old 08-15-2007, 10:37 PM
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oh, ok so it is an internal crack what are the symptoms?

pressure in the radiator when cool?
Yes that is one indicator, the upper radiator hose should not be pressurized when cold. Also, finding motor oil in your coolant, or vice-versa, would be an indication of a cracked head.
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Old 08-15-2007, 11:49 PM
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well i got it for $1200 and it DOES have the #14 head, it only had one owner, spent the first 7 years of its life in Illinois.

as for the fuel leak the return lines are completely shot and its leaking from the top of the injection pump, im sure its the "O" rings for the delivery lines.

the inside is really nice, AC blows cool but not cold, all windows work, sun roof opens and the power seat work also.

i will post some pictures tomorrow.
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I think you did very well. With a little cash, care and time you will be real happy with your car. Daughter loves hers. Buy a couple meters of fuel return line and start there. Then clean everything off real well so you can spot the source of leaks easily. You probably have an R12 system and it could be just a little low on gas. Clean out the lines from the manifold to the ALDA and see how she runs. Keep us posted and love to see your pictures.
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Old 08-16-2007, 01:42 PM
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Assuming your fuel leak is a minor issue, I'd say you got a great deal!
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well i got it for $1200 and it DOES have the #14 head, it only had one owner, spent the first 7 years of its life in Illinois.

as for the fuel leak the return lines are completely shot and its leaking from the top of the injection pump, im sure its the "O" rings for the delivery lines.

the inside is really nice, AC blows cool but not cold, all windows work, sun roof opens and the power seat work also.

i will post some pictures tomorrow.

You got a very good deal.. I just paid $2000 for the same thing, but with one bad wheel bearing and only 1 window rolls down.
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Old 08-16-2007, 05:44 PM
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nice! your engine is so much cleaner then mine hehe

Check to make sure you dont have the old vacuum pump!
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nice! your engine is so much cleaner then mine hehe

Check to make sure you dont have the old vacuum pump!
how do i identify the old one from a new one?
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how do i identify the old one from a new one?
This thread will tell you all.

How to replace a 603 vacuum pump.
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yep i got the old one, 311,465 miles and counting, cheapest i found the newer one is, what do you know $311, is this a sign?
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I've read a vacuum pump failure can cause some serious damage to the engine.
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