: is it the head gasket again?



hatinyet
07-03-09, 11:38 AM
so i have a 2000 dts and i got the heads done a little over a year ago. about a week ago the water pump went so i got it replaced. a few days later it was running a bit over normal temp so i checked it was low on antifreeze so i topped it off. i checked back again this morning and it was low again so i put more in. now its getting a lot hotter and the bottom hose coming from the water pump is staying pretty cold. should i be worried about the head gasket.

Ranger
07-03-09, 04:53 PM
When the head gaskets where done did they Timesert the block?

hatinyet
07-03-09, 05:32 PM
yea they used the inserts...today the car completety overheated and i changed the tstat so im guessing its the head since everything feels like last time unless u know something else i should be looking at or doing

Ranger
07-03-09, 05:49 PM
That is odd that it would fail if they used the proper inserts (Not Helicoils). Check the purge line for flow.

hatinyet
07-03-09, 06:18 PM
yea they used inserts..where is the purge located

Ranger
07-03-09, 06:37 PM
It's on the side of the surge tank near the top. Do a search. It's been discussed many, many times.

hatinyet
07-03-09, 07:17 PM
yea the purge is flowing