: northstar research thread pics 56k beware



smooththg6969
11-08-06, 04:31 PM
well before i take on my headgasket job i did lots of research on the topic and came up with some posts that had useful pics inside. and thought i'd make a post with the pictures as they may be helpful to someone else. this board is my service manual.:thumbsup:


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smooththg6969
11-08-06, 04:31 PM
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smooththg6969
11-08-06, 04:32 PM
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nigelb
11-08-06, 05:37 PM
that is a great collection of pictures, thanks for putting them all together.

codewize
11-08-06, 06:32 PM
OMG, there are quite a few techniques to get that cradle out huh? Weird seeing our cars all torn apart like that.

smooththg6969
11-08-06, 07:22 PM
you welcome all the pics came from the forums . my post count is low because I don't post unless i have to I just search deeply. i wish they had a read topic count.I imagine mine would be Sky high I will post more pics in this thread as they come along.

Tricky
11-09-06, 03:35 AM
Good pictures.
I have taken quite a few of my HG job on our STS.
Got two more holes to drill out ,tap and thread up.
I liked the way the engine block was taped up before drilling.
The HG pictures dont show much that I can see properly but my HG went between the Timing chain cover and number 1 cylinder which if you look seems the narrowest and possibly weakest part of the set up!

nigelb
11-09-06, 04:43 AM
hi Tricky, how r u?
sorry to hear that the wifes N* has succumbed to the dreaded HG problems.
not read an AAN for a while, u still doing Tailgate?

RATZLAFF
11-09-06, 07:03 AM
Thanks for the Nice set of pictures smooththg69! Here are a few more pictures for the collection of failed gaskets.

dp102288
11-09-06, 08:56 AM
Wow. I would be too scared to take my, or any, car apart like that. Excellent job and pics. :thumbsup:

smooththg6969
11-09-06, 10:51 AM
thanks guys I encourage every one to add their pics of their Hg job or any other job being done to the N* with the engine open. seeing the job being done visually is better than reading how to do it. as for my Hg job I will be taking it on next week when the parts arrive and I will try and get pics up then.

Tricky
11-09-06, 11:35 AM
hi Tricky, how r u?
sorry to hear that the wifes N* has succumbed to the dreaded HG problems.
not read an AAN for a while, u still doing Tailgate?

Hi Nigel,
Small world isnt it.
I wondered where you went to!!Nice to catch up with you again.
No I gave up on Tailgate.....long story!!

Only got 2 more headbolt holes to Timesert then the engine gets built back up and Ill have a timesert kit to flog.
My missus is getting sick of the Neon that I got her.:thepan:
Lets hope yours doesnt need one. Is it still going strong what with your lead boot and all!!

Tricky
11-09-06, 11:39 AM
Ive got a nice piccy of the head crack , well its a track really but I still needed it welding up and skimmed.
When I get a moment Ill add it to this thread.