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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-04-2010, 07:05 PM Thread Starter
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I need to know from the guys that lost a head gasket, was it the front or rear?
Dealer cant locate which one it is,done all the test.It will only leak when running hard in the dunes.

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I need to know from the guys that lost a head gasket, was it the front or rear?
Dealer cant locate which one it is,done all the test.It will only leak when running hard in the dunes.

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Mine was the rear... The coolant was puking when I put my foot into it - irrelevant of temp.
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Sounds like the XTZ needs copper head gaskets. Staked.
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Mine was the rear. According to my dealer the radiator cap let coolant out at 4psi instead of 13 psi. this caused the loss of coolant and the weak point is the timing chain tunnel in the rear cylinder which overheated and blew the head gasket. There were at least two others before mine at the dealer as my paper work said "like all the others".
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I need to know from the guys that lost a head gasket, was it the front or rear?
Dealer cant locate which one it is,done all the test.It will only leak when running hard in the dunes.

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what is going on? are you getting a/f in your oil,? compression in the a/f ?
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When mine went, it was consuming antifreeze. I was getting a lot of white smoke periodically. It ended up cracking the head and pulled a thread out of the block. Luckily the $2000 bill was taken care of by extended warranty.
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head gasket

I can crusie slow for hours, as soon as I get on the throttle it starts puking A/F.I did the test at the radiator with the fluid thingy, it turned yellow.Which means exhaust gases present. Dealer did leak down test and let it idle for a hour and says its fine.Told them it will only do it under load,but they are smarter then me.

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Did you try a new radiator cap? if they get weak and release at 3-4 psi instead of the 12-14 they should. That would cause the same result. (trade caps with a buddy and see if your stops puking and his starts).

If this doesn't help my next move would be to go for a ride get it hot then stop on the ride and do a compression check and see if one cylinder is lower than the other this would be relatively easy to do on the trail .

If this doesn't do it then i would pull my heads off and have them checked for cracks and planed to make sure there not warped then put them on with new gaskets make sure they are torqued to the proper spec . (I usually try to re torque heads after the first ride some people say not necessary but I've never had one i replaced fail )

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So are most of the head problems with the rear?



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Tried new cap,removed thremostat.Compression is different between the clyinders.
Fighting with dealer because his test show no signs,like most it only does it under full throttle in the dunes.Hopefully they will replace both.


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