I have blown a head gasket on my 99 Isuzu Rodeo 2.2 liter. Although it
still runs it overheats badly and I know because of the white smoke
out of the tail pipe, I need to pull the head. Where I live, they want
over $100 for the water pump and most places don't carry the gasket
set. I have found these on EBay.
Eristic? Has any body heard of this gasket manufacturer or used this
brand? Also has anybody bought parts from this supplier. I would hate
to have to do the work twice because of cheap parts.
I could only find a head gasket at a dealer and, there aren't many of those
left anymore. However, a few days ago I found Isuzu has a pretty good
parts locator page now. That was at work, so I don't have the URL, but I'm
sure you can find it with a search.
That's the site To address your original post, the dealer supplied cylinder
head casket for my '98 Amigo with the X22RE engine from the dealer cost
Mine blew because of over heating. The following is what I learned.
- I bought my Amigo used in January and didn't know the radiator was so
plugged that it was restricted to about 30% of capacity.
- I didn't realize I burst a radiator hose for up to 10 minutes. When I
finally looked at the temp gauge, it was pegged well beyond the red line so
I pulled over and shut off the engine.
- After replacing the burst hose it was clear to me that the cylinder head
gasket was fried because I was getting water vapor out the exhaust and,
exhaust smells out of the radiator.
- I pulled the cylinder head and found that both the block and head where
well within the limits for distortion as defined by the Haynes manual I
have. Given the abuse the engine suffered that day, with 180,000 plus miles
on it already, I decided to fix it.
Checking whether the surfaces of the block and the head where within factory
specs was a matter of using a straight edge and feeler guage on various
dimensions. I will be glad to post that for you but, if you're going to
replace the cylinder head gasket your self, I strongly recommend getting a
manual anyway and, it will have pictures which I can't provide.
My radiator was severely plugged; it had only 30% of it's flow capacity. I
bought it used in January and didn't realize it had a problem until March.
The cylinder head gasket blew after I drove for up to 5 minutes after a
radiator hose had burst
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