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Old 02-01-2010, 02:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I went for a 4wd the other day and i noticed my zuk was smoking my gauge read normal so i stoped and noticed 1 of my cooliant hoses had rattled off obviously i have overheated it , ever since i have had fast idleing(car rattling all over ) ,water comin from exhaust.I was thinking its a cracked head due to overheatin her ,also i had a stuffed fuel pump which happened around same time i have since replaced that.I was about to do a 1.6 conversion 2 when i get abit more $$$$.Any help or advice would be nice tys
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If you overheat these things, the head will warp really easily. So you may not have a crack, just a warped head (just as ugly. You may want to push that conversion higher up the priority ladder as fixing the problem is going to be costly also. Even replacing the head with a used one will cost. It may be easy to just bolt another on, but how will you know that the old head hasn't seen abuse?
If you just go with a head replacement (if that is what the problem is), I would source one, then have a shop go through it checking for damage (cracks and/or warping), and then rebuild it before bolting it on. See? This still gets pricey...
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I had been putting some cash aside to do a 1.6 swap, but my 1.3 started knocking really bad and I had to get it taken care of since I didn't quite have enough for the swap yet. Turned out to be a loose valve guide, the rest of the engine was just fine. Good thing it was fine since it cost me almost all the money I'd saved for the engine swap just to get the valve guide replaced.
If you have the money for the swap, do it. Just pulling the head and having it inspected and the engine gone over is almost the price of dropping in a 1.6L 8 valve engine.
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ty guys i knew i would have to spend some money
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I went for a 4wd the other day and i noticed my zuk was smoking my gauge read normal so i stoped and noticed 1 of my cooliant hoses had rattled off obviously i have overheated it
That doesn't make a lot of sense, you say that the gauge read normal, are you sure that you overheated it? Have you checked all the vacuum hoses?
I once had the main water galley fall off my Vit (Spanish build quality!), it happened at low speed, and I saw the steam coming from under the bonnet. The water galley was replaced by the AA man and there was no lasting damage.
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That doesn't make a lot of sense, you say that the gauge read normal, are you sure that you overheated it? Have you checked all the vacuum hoses?
I once had the main water galley fall off my Vit (Spanish build quality!), it happened at low speed, and I saw the steam coming from under the bonnet. The water galley was replaced by the AA man and there was no lasting damage.
I have had the same thing happen - steam from under the hood, temp gauge still reading normal... You just have o stop asap or the gauge goes through the top! I had forgotten to tighten the hose clamp after swapping intakes.
Got lucky, no damage.
If te gauge reads hot for too long, that's when you get a warped head.
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well if the coolant hose came off, all the coolant would have been dropped. nothing for the temperature gauge to read, therefore no warnings of it overheating...
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true, you need enough coolant or steam in the line for the gauge to get a reading. The temp sensor is a coolant sensor, not an oil or block temp sensor.
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