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4G63 Time

4G63 Time

So last year, we had the head machined and rebuilt. That was fun and we had expected it to take us several thousand miles before having issues.  If I were any one else, that would be the case. Ever since we had reinstalled the head, there has been this odd stalling problem.  We had ruled out fuel issues and spark issues …. but could not find any problems with intake either.  It was pretty predictable, but never consistent so I never took Moddy out of town. Desperate times call for desperate measures and I had an appointment with a client to present a website to his business, a few miles on the outside of town. As a good precaution, I checked all my fluid levels and headed off.  About 4 miles from my destination, I smell coolant and pull over as I watch the temp gauge start to rise slowly.  This isn’t anything new.  I stop, and the radiator hose has blown off, leaving my coolant all over the highway.  Easy enough, I have a gallon of 50/50 mix in the back.  I re-secure the hose, refill the coolant, and start it up. Its the worst I’d ever heard Moddy run, and the first time I’ve seen smoke since we replaced the head.  I kill it, and go back under the hood and recheck the oil.  Levels are fine, color is fine, but my dipstick tube is steaming like crazy.  Maybe shes still too hot?  I decide to let her cool off but it does no good and I make the call for rescue.  In waiting, I decide to check the coolant in the reservoir.  That is where I find my problem – it’s oily and nasty.  Lucky me, right? So a minute to tally up the problems: Front Seal Oil Leak Blown Head Gasket Stalling Problem Sudden Mad Gas Consumption 258,000 Miles Its time to move on from the 4G37 thats been struggling to push us along.

About Ashley Young

I'm a North Carolina transplanted girl reaching my 30's. A few years ago, I procured my first DSM that would eventually mature many of my skills. This website is dedicated to the stories, adventures, and lessons that the car has brought to me over the years.
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