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Old 05-21-2012, 10:10 AM   #1
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Anyone ever blow a head gasket?

I think that maybe thats what happened to my bike Sunday while out riding.

Reduced exhaust noise

Then loss of power

Some smoke from somewhere I don't believe from out of the exhaust.

Shot out muddy greenish fluid from overflow hose maybe from elsewhere as well.
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Yea on my 07 zx6r at MSRH. Not really har to replace even though i had to do it twice. Make sure once u get the head off take it to a machine shop to "deck" it because its most probably got a small warp in it now. That wont seal up with out doing that....
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Yea on my 07 zx6r at MSRH. Not really har to replace even though i had to do it twice. Make sure once u get the head off take it to a machine shop to "deck" it because its most probably got a small warp in it now. That wont seal up with out doing that....
Did yours have the same symptoms?
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Old 05-21-2012, 04:40 PM   #4
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yep did that last year on the sporty, it was awesome pulling up to the light and thinking wow the bike sounds different, and where the is the power at!
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Yup. When I was young and stupid I over filled with oil. Everything went pop.
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Well Im hoping thats all it is. Did you guys loose power?
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You said "Blow a head gasket"







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take it to Harolds Machine Shop in Richmond. He will check it, deck it, and make sure everything is good to go. Fast turnaround and great prices
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When the head gasket "blows out" nearly all if not all the compression goes with it; the efficiency of the cylinder(s) goes to nothing... so yes you will lose power. Greenish color would be coolant(passages for oil and coolant run through the block, head gasket, cylinder head for cooling/lubrication in other parts of the engine

Liquid is not compressable, so I wouldnt recommend trying to fire the bike up if there is a possibility the cylinders filled/are filling with coolant. Pull the spark plugs and look for contamination/wetness. If still in question, you can bump the engine over since there is a relieve for pressure without the plug in the head. Should get a nice lil spray surprise.

If at all in question, seek a sponsor or recommendation when it comes to repairs of that magnitude. Why? Id rather pay for something to be repaired properly once then several times for lower price; ulitmately costing more. GL.
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When the head gasket "blows out" nearly all if not all the compression goes with it; the efficiency of the cylinder(s) goes to nothing... so yes you will lose power. Greenish color would be coolant(passages for oil and coolant run through the block, head gasket, cylinder head for cooling/lubrication in other parts of the engine

Liquid is not compressable, so I wouldnt recommend trying to fire the bike up if there is a possibility the cylinders filled/are filling with coolant. Pull the spark plugs and look for contamination/wetness. If still in question, you can bump the engine over since there is a relieve for pressure without the plug in the head. Should get a nice lil spray surprise.

If at all in question, seek a sponsor or recommendation when it comes to repairs of that magnitude. Why? Id rather pay for something to be repaired properly once then several times for lower price; ulitmately costing more. GL.
Thansk! I think that's what's going to happen I have zero free time right now.
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