: 96 deville antifreeze coming out exhaust



ebq5531
04-12-06, 05:25 PM
I take it this is a busted headgasket. Whats the value of this car, good body, and interior with 157k miles? is it worth the 500 hes asking? I am worried about all the hoops I will need to jump through to replace the gaskets.

96-deville-man
04-12-06, 05:49 PM
what color interior? you could easly part it out for more than that. if you were to do that ide buy a few little things off you. like the rear cup holder, the rear cover, the front armrest lid, and a few more trim peices for the right price.

ebq5531
04-12-06, 05:57 PM
Its a maroon car with tan interior

96-deville-man
04-12-06, 06:18 PM
mine is a tan also. so if you get it and decide to part it out let me know.

zonie77
04-12-06, 10:37 PM
ebq, it is a fairly big job to change head gaskets on these.

How experienced are you?

How many tools do you have? Engine hoist?

There is a thread in tech tips that has a bunch of info.

ebq5531
04-13-06, 09:51 AM
I have a hoist. I am restoring a 63 catalina right now, and replacing a clutch on my saturn, so I am handy, but I have been reading the threads regarding the ease of stripping the aluminum threads when replacing the heads, just worries me.

zonie77
04-13-06, 10:38 AM
There is a timesert to repair the threads. It is HIGHLY recommended even if they don't seem damaged.

The info is in the thread in tech tips.

chevelle
04-13-06, 06:26 PM
With your background replacing the head gaskets will be easy. The engine is actually very easy to work on and is far more repairable than most (unknowing) people would have you believe. For that kind of money the car is a gift if you can do the head gaskets yourself.

When the heads are off use the Timesert Northstar headbolt repair kit to insert all the head bolt holes. Use ONLY the specific Timesert Northstar Timesert kit. Helicoils or other generic inserts are not acceptable.

eldorado1
04-13-06, 06:46 PM
Yeah, if you don't get it, give me the guy's number.

:bouncy:

Dadillac
04-13-06, 07:29 PM
This is a '92 Eldo right? So no N*. I assume it is the 4.9? I do not know if it has an aluminum block, or an iron block. If it is iron, timeserting isn't necessary. If it is aluminum, I would suggest timeserting. And for a price of $500.00, that is pretty good. As far as the value of the car, that is up to you. If it has other major issues, or a compilation of many minor ones, I would get rid of it. But if it is an otherwise solid car, I would definitley get the repair done. Me, I would do the job myself, and call it a day.

Don

eldorado1
04-13-06, 08:08 PM
This is a '92 Eldo right?

See thread title. ;)

Dadillac
04-13-06, 09:00 PM
See thread title. ;)
My bad.:hide:

Don

sunpowered
04-13-06, 09:04 PM
Yeah, if you don't get it, give me the guy's number.

:bouncy:
And if you get it list the parts for sale, I of course will wait for second or third picks :worship: and am only looking for a few small pieces:)

ebq5531
04-18-06, 09:33 AM
Sorry, I just got back from out of town. The car was sold... :(
It's not even in the paper anymore.