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Yea so I just started my car for a bit than shout it off and i took the cap of the radiator and there was brown shit every where and my car has bin runing really funny latey.so all i want to know is whats the best websites to get a o.e.m. headgasket or after market.also were should I get my A.R.P. head studs if i get them.

I would like hear from people who have had first hand experience.And also whats the best H/G to go with.

p.s. I think it could be the thermostat but i'm not to sure
 

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Yeah man you should probably look into it more. Do a compression test and a block test. That should tell you a bit more bout your headgasket. The brown shit could just be 20 years of sludge building up in the coolant system.
 

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If your car is running like utter crap, it is overheating even after you replace the thermostat/rad cap, then yes you may have a bhg.

HKS mhg, rebuilt head, and five years later my car still runs like a beast.
 

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If your car is running like utter crap, it is overheating even after you replace the thermostat/rad cap, then yes you may have a bhg.

HKS mhg, rebuilt head, and five years later my car still runs like a beast.
well it dosent show that I'm over heating and the car isnt even on the road so it just runs about 10 minutes a day and every now and than I let it run for about a half hour or it go's around the block every now and than.

well to rebuild a head is gana coast me money I don't have.
 

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Y.....i took the cap of the radiator and there was brown shit every where and my car has bin runing really funny latey.....

.....p.s. I think it could be the thermostat but i'm not to sure
Jumping to conclusions is a sign of need for knowledge..

Time for an Automotive 101 course since you've assumed BHG from brown shi+ in the rad & running funny.

1] Pull spark plugs, look for irregularity- IE, wet or very clean plug, relative to the majority.

2] If item #1 indicates, do a compression test.

3] If compression test results are inconclusive or indicate additional diagnostics, test for combustion leak by using: SnapOn Tester, Combustion Leak, Stock#: GDCT16 SnapOn Link

Don't think you have a BHG, KNOW. Knowledge is power...time to go get some.

Good luck.
 

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Jumping to conclusions is a sign of need for knowledge..

Time for an Automotive 101 course since you've assumed BHG from brown shi+ in the rad & running funny.

1] Pull spark plugs, look for irregularity- IE, wet or very clean plug, relative to the majority.

2] If item #1 indicates, do a compression test.

3] If compression test results are inconclusive or indicate additional diagnostics, test for combustion leak by using: SnapOn Tester, Combustion Leak, Stock#: GDCT16 SnapOn Link

Don't think you have a BHG, KNOW. Knowledge is power...time to go get some.

Good luck.



Thank you for the good pointersi have a good idea about cars/motors but have more to lern like anyone esle and hey thats what the forums is for.Also the only reson i got a little jumpy was supras are new to me and all i hear from everybody is "my head gasket blew" and as i read more and more threads thats all I see.But think you any ways.When u get some time I will be checking all of tho's things out and I do have a compression tester at my school so I could check.
 

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i personally have used the titan motor sports 1.2mm metal head gasket with arp studs and a milled head, i also relapped the valves myself . it was pretty much the best $300 i have ever spent on the car just having the secure feeling of all the work you dont have to worry about for a long time

also i sent tms a thank you letter and received 3 shirts, a bunch of stickers, license plate frame and key chains. they really appreciate there customers and they have good service.

-steven
 

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i personally have used the titan motor sports 1.2mm metal head gasket with arp studs and a milled head, i also relapped the valves myself . it was pretty much the best $300 i have ever spent on the car just having the secure feeling of all the work you dont have to worry about for a long time

also i sent tms a thank you letter and received 3 shirts, a bunch of stickers, license plate frame and key chains. they really appreciate there customers and they have good service.

-steven
I might do a set up like that soon becasue I'm going to school in PA next year and i don't want to keep working on it
 

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ok first of all if u have a BHG u should check under your oil cap, any sign of water then yes BHG. itll look like mocha, coffee or whatever check if your overheating also. if u want a good head gasket go for hks MHG 1.2mm. get ARP head bolts while your added. remember mkiii are the notorious of BHG.
 

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I might do a set up like that soon becasue I'm going to school in PA next year and i don't want to keep working on it
thats why i did the tms metal head gasket, its cheaper and is used in all of there race car applications. to me personally i think it is better then the hks. and i go to high school from 8-330 then work from 5-10 so have no time to work on the car really
 

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thats why i did the tms metal head gasket, its cheaper and is used in all of there race car applications. to me personally i think it is better then the hks. and i go to high school from 8-330 then work from 5-10 so have no time to work on the car really
I hear a lot of good things about the hks mhg
 
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