Are Head Gaskets Worth It?

30. Ruj 2020.
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This week on Money Pit, the tables have turned. We’re at Eddie’s house helping him put his engine back together after blowing the head gasket in his MIATA. Along the way we’ll look at what a head gasket is and how to replace one.
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  • I'm buying the goodies rn

  • Has he ever installed Poly bushings on his swaybars?

    Thomas RThomas RPrije 6 dana
  • I'm scared to torque bolts on aluminum blocks. Big noob.

    Thomas RThomas RPrije 6 dana
  • So it's basically like THERMAL PASTE for CPU except it is not.

    John SmithJohn SmithPrije 6 dana
  • Grown up kickoff

    Emmanuel perezEmmanuel perezPrije 7 dana
  • Did you guys use assembly lube?

    fittif intlfittif intlPrije 8 dana
  • Hold up... Isn't Eddie supposed to have a Skyline??!

    Joshua 'JK' NaidooJoshua 'JK' NaidooPrije 8 dana
  • If there is no head gaskets theres no SUBARU

    Rizky SalamRizky SalamPrije 9 dana
  • So, when’s the turbo going on?

    Stephen ChabotStephen ChabotPrije 9 dana
  • Did you JUST use distilled water in the whole system?

    Brandon DaechselBrandon DaechselPrije 9 dana
  • i'm no mechanic but every blown head gasket Iv'e experienced has always required milling to dial in the tolerance or fitment of the head to the block. Some engines are infamous for blowing head gaskets, this I dod know to be true.

    zack worrellzack worrellPrije 10 dana
  • Smh...the hair dressers car

    Kelvin G.Kelvin G.Prije 10 dana
  • LINE UP CAMS FIRST, then move the crank to TDC or risk bending valves in some engines.

    andrewdini pandaandrewdini pandaPrije 10 dana
  • 10:00 are you guys serious? It's obvious a vacuum leak, sounds like a rx-7 idle

    HenrikHenrikPrije 10 dana
  • 1:26 damn bruh Mclovin a petrol head

    DoganDoganPrije 10 dana
  • They missed the part when you add oil :O

    jort88jort88Prije 11 dana
  • Valve train was dry, fuel pressure isn't the only thing that needed priming.

    Jonathan DevilleJonathan DevillePrije 11 dana
    • @Daniel Nelson old timers used to turn the engine before starting it after something like this, letting the mechanical oil pump pump a bit manually.

      Jonathan DevilleJonathan DevillePrije 7 dana
    • Is there a way you're supposed to do that before hand? Or you just gotta live with the heads internals potential premature wear from "going in dry," so to speak. I'd imagine going in dry is hell on the internals. No personal experience in that category though. 😏

      Daniel NelsonDaniel NelsonPrije 11 dana
  • (1:23) I thought he said, “I think we Miata broke something” and I laughed a little too hard.😅💀 but now that I know he didn’t say that, I’m a little disappointed (just kidding)😂😂

    Brock WinderBrock WinderPrije 11 dana
  • You guys really know what you are doing! 👌

    Billy KidBilly KidPrije 13 dana
  • With the bp 1.8 non interference your method is fine but with interference engines it's poor practice to set the pistons to tdc THEN set cam timing. Set your crank timing to 60ish degrees btdc, then set cams, then bring your crank timing up to tdc. This insures no contacting issues when setting timing regardless of engine type.

    josh nicholsjosh nicholsPrije 13 dana
  • You need to use the shortest possible extension you can when torquing. With a long extension like that, your actual torque will be lower than set. If you must use a extension that long, bump it up by a few lbs to be closer to actual required tq

    josh nicholsjosh nicholsPrije 13 dana
  • 10:28 "top of the morning to ya laddies"

    DrNubDrNubPrije 13 dana
  • I love that he saved me time right off the bat fuck yeah even liked the video for saving me time

    Sabastyan CampbellSabastyan CampbellPrije 14 dana
  • I want a new video super in depth called “Can you save a 2.7L Dodge Charger with Overheating issues” it’d make a great 1-2 hour long video with Millions of Viewers looking for this info😭😂🙏💪

    Kyler ChaffinKyler ChaffinPrije 14 dana
  • TGI Wednesday! Plus more Eddy please! Huge fan of Zach but it was nice to get know Eddy as well.

    Zach SackersZach SackersPrije 14 dana
  • Damn, that engine is easy to work on. Lots of room everywhere to do whatever you need.

    Dan AdamsDan AdamsPrije 15 dana
  • This is dangerous viewing for those trying a head gasket first time. Timing has to be considered BEFORE the head is fitted and torqued down. Once the head is on complete with camshafts, inevitably some of the valves will be open, so if you start turning the crankshaft, pistons may well meet valves. Sounds like it was timed up wrong on reassembly anyway, or valves have been bent. Understand hot climate, but we only saw water go in, without any anti-corrosion additives which are essential with an alloy head. If it was run on just water before head gasket failure, that may have caused a heavily silted radiator, leading to overheating and head gasket failure.

    Matthew JenkinsMatthew JenkinsPrije 15 dana
  • Idk

    heyitschinoheyitschinoPrije 15 dana
  • VW Beetle: Nope!

    BriBriPrije 15 dana
  • dang. i was hopeing you'd bolt the head one with a headgasket and see what happens. or just use atv or something. this was just how to swap a Miata head gasket. Click bait wins again...

    Phillip WhitePhillip WhitePrije 15 dana
  • I have to do the same thing but because my spark plug striped the whole ass stripper were it goes

    mrsideways818 mrsideways818mrsideways818 mrsideways818Prije 15 dana
  • Are vacuum leaks overrated?

    wootuserwootuserPrije 15 dana
  • This series rocks, informative and hands on

    Dash GamingDash GamingPrije 15 dana
  • That is absolutely not the right way to find TDC. Very easy to be a tooth off or one rotation off

    ZohanLohanZohanLohanPrije 15 dana
  • I am literally only here for the comments

    Andrew FischerAndrew FischerPrije 15 dana
  • So it's a requirement that when you Mazda engine dies you have a put a Ls engine in it.

    mrphiscalmrphiscalPrije 15 dana
  • BE SURE That you didn't deform the head or the engine block, or else you will have replaced a gasket for nothing

    SpaniardChrisSpaniardChrisPrije 15 dana
  • 6:06 ah. Yes. Bring the car to the jack. Not the jack to the car!

    Joseph KallJoseph KallPrije 15 dana
  • Just a side note. Always use anti seize on the exhaust nutts. Probably should have noted why the block wasn't removed and decked or maybe I missed it

    james hendrixjames hendrixPrije 15 dana
  • Last year I bought a 1996 Mercedes E420 for just over a 1,000€ with good spec, almost no rust and rather clean past. The only thing I had to do was a head gasket job. 250€ later and it's running strong and smooth after almost 10,000km by now. Yes, it is worth it and anyone can do it with enough time :-)

    Phil J. MeyerPhil J. MeyerPrije 16 dana
  • “Are the engine gaskets worth it?”-- NorthStar behind a tree, looking over here while rubbing its hand and licking its lips.

    Enano PEnano PPrije 16 dana
  • I watched this last week and now my head gasket is leaking... how unfortunate

    H CH CPrije 16 dana
  • I did the head gaskets on my 91 Corvette myself and all I can say is, it''s definitely worth it :)

    Freddie HydraFreddie HydraPrije 16 dana
  • Bruh this video ended about 20 times lol

    Vlog CityVlog CityPrije 16 dana
  • You should have disconnected the ignition before cranking it the first time to allow the oil pressure to build up first.

    Tommy EstridgeTommy EstridgePrije 16 dana
  • week late fix the waste gate

    Ian CleggIan CleggPrije 16 dana
  • three in a row bingo

    Ian CleggIan CleggPrije 16 dana
  • oil,oil,oil-loiy!

    Ian CleggIan CleggPrije 16 dana
  • The start of this episode was soon funny.

    Elliot EllisElliot EllisPrije 16 dana
  • Is the engine loose

    Th3DESTROYER 777Th3DESTROYER 777Prije 16 dana
  • 9:03 not so destilled anymore is it? hahahaha

    AugmentedGravityAugmentedGravityPrije 16 dana
  • BRUH.... You had me rollin with “Its a huge process’ .... boom done in seconds hahahahahaha

    natasha summersnatasha summersPrije 16 dana
  • Fellas, is it worth it to put oil in your car?

    Taylor DarrTaylor DarrPrije 16 dana
  • Hidrolic. Sorry boys Historical pridictive text

    Slys Plastering Sly101Slys Plastering Sly101Prije 17 dana
  • Historic lifters filling with oil

    Slys Plastering Sly101Slys Plastering Sly101Prije 17 dana
  • we want more eddy!!!!!!!!!!!!

    A TA TPrije 17 dana
  • Nice re-zero reference a man of culture I see

    AndreAndrePrije 17 dana
  • Did you take into account the torque loss when using that extension with the torque wrench ? Could be as high as 10 gt-lbs depending on design, length, etc.

    WildHorse RacingWildHorse RacingPrije 17 dana
  • 7MGTE would like to know your location

    Kawaii five-oKawaii five-oPrije 17 dana
  • How can you replace a head gasket and put back on stock parts ? Gross...

    adam sadam sPrije 17 dana
  • Lol , I like Eddie. We need to see more of him , he's funny

    adam sadam sPrije 17 dana
  • what i dont get is why do kids today do not polish their head or exhaust manifold anymore if they already take it apart we did is allways if some one neede to change the gaskets in th 90s making the exaust folw better is no magic it dose not need much money just some time

    Para NoidPara NoidPrije 17 dana
  • So sometimes that initial run after a major build like that requires you to either prime the oil system or immediately rev it to get oil pressure up. Its common for an idling engine to operate poorly at idle after a build because the oil pump is only building around 17 psi. So its not enough to fill everything up in the head that requires oil pressure to operate. If that was the case, it should've been gone by now. Good luck

    Manuel BouManuel BouPrije 18 dana
  • Don’t mislead these guys, head gasket ain’t for the faint of heart, especially the timing, u get it a cunthair wrong the car runs like garbage, unless u have supporting mods for the retarded or advanced timing. Unless you actually have some experience don’t try it lol

    AndrewKidd14145AndrewKidd14145Prije 18 dana
  • You guys didn't forget the engine oil right!!?? 😂

    Mr.DoofianMr.DoofianPrije 18 dana
  • How do I change this on my rx7?

    Bleach ManBleach ManPrije 18 dana
    • I’m pretty sure mines bad

      Bleach ManBleach ManPrije 18 dana
  • 4:17 I was taught to fasten bolts diagonally, opposite corners. Top left then bottom right then top right then bottom left etc etc 5:01 Most engines have camshaft and crankshaft pulley locking pins, to stop the pulley from spinning and holding them at the same angle when the timing belt is removed.

    Not Me Not MeNot Me Not MePrije 18 dana
  • Ask Subaru if a head gasket's worth it

    Les The GreatLes The GreatPrije 18 dana
  • "easy" laughs in subaru difficulty

    Subways ShenanigansSubways ShenanigansPrije 18 dana
  • Idk sometimes zack looks like *PAUL WALKER* to me

    T sandhuT sandhuPrije 18 dana
  • I’m gonna make an educated guess that the valvetrain quieted down after running a while longer?

    Mike BlustMike BlustPrije 18 dana
  • I can’t wait till they turbo the Miata

    Bryson HBryson HPrije 18 dana
  • That has to be the easiest headgasket install ever on those Miatas. If every engine was a longitudinal engine located in an engine bay where there is actually room to get anything done then people would not be afraid of headgaskets. Even in a BMW 3series 4 banger with those monster long hoods there isn't a lot of room to work with because the engine is so far in the back. And don't even get me started on transverse mounted engines... you're fucked with one of the two manifolds and usually the rusty POS exhaust side is on the back where you can't see and can barely get a hand in. If you're not mechanicly inclined and you're comfortable with a shop doing it... get it to a shop. Get a motorcycle to get familiar with working on engines... or a Mazda MX5 actually, that looked cozy. ;) Not trying to smack talk the lads doing it, gotta do what you gotta do and looks like they aced it, I just feel like it's not very representative of your average headgasket headache.

    Dieser MannDieser MannPrije 18 dana
  • 2001 version the 5S-FE or the 2001 camry xv20 had new metal headgaskets installed on the engines I just so happened to blow said headgasket installed old generation gasket from 99 and its worked fine ever since, THANKS TOYOTA

    Prometheus LegatePrometheus LegatePrije 18 dana
  • Make a video on those bikes in the back😂

    ansel_ 18ansel_ 18Prije 18 dana
  • on my old D15 civic (EF hatch) you didn't even have to pull the exhaust/intake manifolds out of the car, just loosen and pull away from the head, then remove all the electricals... made it so much easier...

    BarefootBarefootPrije 18 dana
  • High-low Miata edition

    Fredrick osnebuklinFredrick osnebuklinPrije 18 dana
  • Yall need to fix all the dings on the miata and turbo ittt

    BMX CREWBMX CREWPrije 18 dana
  • This mans whole career is and excuse to work on his project car

    Aidan HamerAidan HamerPrije 18 dana
  • the timing belt uses pulleys no gears (5:27), gears mesh with each other, you can have timing gears as well, good video

    Julio SumarrivaJulio SumarrivaPrije 18 dana
  • i just want them newtonmeters and tightening angle

    Ruben HaakRuben HaakPrije 19 dana
  • Could you do an episode on cleaning up engine bay wiring? Bought a decommissioned police Charger R/T ‘09 and the previous owners left a rats nest of wires and zip ties. Hell, the headlight housings were tied on with a string of yarn.

    D-JayD-JayPrije 19 dana
  • Cough cough ignition timing.

    Cassidy OlsenCassidy OlsenPrije 19 dana
  • subaru bois: 👀👀👀

    DysastroDysastroPrije 19 dana
  • Eddie's Hair look Cool

    At Any Time Net .ComAt Any Time Net .ComPrije 19 dana
  • Old air cooled VW beetle engines didnt have head gaskets so imma say no, not worth it. :P

    n3rdyg1rln3rdyg1rlPrije 19 dana
  • 2010 Subaru Forester. Blows head gasket at 100,000 miles. “I’ll pay to have the engine removed and have it replaced because it’s a reliable vehicle and it’s worth it. Better replace the other one too just in case!” 2005 Chevy Malibu. Blows head gasket at 200,000 miles. “I’m going to scrap it because it’s an unreliable vehicle that’s not worth replacing the head gasket in situ for less half the price of the Forester”

    Bartonovich52Bartonovich52Prije 19 dana
  • yeah its never "just a head gasket" usually the cause of the failure is far more expensive than just replacing a gasket. like warped or cracked heads or block. which is 9/10 the reality. $ for $ its usually cheaper to replace the entire engine with one from a salvage yard when talking about older basic cars.

    nathan campbellnathan campbellPrije 19 dana
    • I have only had to replace a head gasket once in 55 years of owning cars. It was when VW first introduced hydraulically damped tappets. They had to increase the oil pressure and flow to the head and the narrow seal between the oil feed and the outside front of the engine was so narrow that the edge of the gasket failed, allowing oil to flow down the outside of the engine. The replacement gaskets had a soft copper ring in them to add the oil flow point. VW realized the problem quite early, so only the first few months production of the 1,300 petrol engine suffered the problem before the revised gasket was fitted during production. As you said, having to replace a head gasket is normally indicative of a fault.

      wilsjanewilsjanePrije 16 dana
  • The problem with blown head gaskets is not the difficulty of the task per se. It is the difficulty of fixed ones that someone screwed up things doing it themselves that makes a blown head gasket car so easy to pass on. If the owner came to the conclusion and just said enough and sold it I might jump on it. If it went to a shop that quoted a high price to fix, or the owner replaced the last one, nope he can keep it as it is now more than just a blown head gasket.

    Grey FoxGrey FoxPrije 19 dana
  • nah I just use foot gaskets, way less labour intensive and they have the same effect

    1366 overclocker1366 overclockerPrije 19 dana
  • was fixin my gasket but snapped a head bolt fukin rip

    coliniscolincoliniscolinPrije 19 dana
  • ok now the $4000 cad repair quote for my legacy IF the gasket goes makes a lot more sense lol fml

    D.W. SaurusD.W. SaurusPrije 19 dana
  • Low impedance vs. High impedance injectors.

    Nick L.Nick L.Prije 19 dana
  • If it don't start up today, I'll buy another 1 tomorrow says the rich guy 😂 baller status

    rp42069rp42069Prije 19 dana
  • I did this on my 4 cylinder dodge shadow. I never took take of the car and melted the pistons and blew the head gasket. I bought a rebuild guide from Canadian Tire and thankfully my dad had all the tools (and know how) to do the work. It took me about 2-3 weeks to do the teardown and clean the parts. The best part is we used headgasket out of a tube! squirt it on and put the top on and that is it! Worked fine first start with no extra parts!

    FishheadmandibleFishheadmandiblePrije 19 dana
  • Missed a couple stuff out, like you have to get the head skimmed and also you filmed it but didn’t explain that once you’ve done timing you should make sure it goes round two full rotations by hand before starting it

    Dan BrownDan BrownPrije 19 dana
    • Well he did say spent $900 on the rebuild , head shave was done for sure ! If they took off 0.040 thousands , he now has 10.5 to 1 .....:-) Those piston tops look real clean , so maybe some work done there too.

      Alexis KnowsAlexis KnowsPrije 17 dana
  • You gotta wonder at what level of precision headgaskets aren't required. Like if they could make the head/block and hold tolerances to .00001 inches would you even need a headgasket?

    John DobakJohn DobakPrije 19 dana
  • What is a head gasket

    [Corporal] NoobNr66[Corporal] NoobNr66Prije 19 dana
  • 2 dollars says the next vid will be low compression pison install. Yall know what that means

    Darius JonssonDarius JonssonPrije 19 dana
  • Or simply buy a car/engine that doesnt have any gaskets. Problem solved.

    Captains WorkspaceCaptains WorkspacePrije 19 dana