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Well the first time i had to resurface the head and brought paper head gasket, she worked fine for 3000 km, and then all of the sudden it blew, last time i changed it my self so i must've done something wrongor didn't tighten the head bolts, cuz sometimes the car turns off by it self, anywho this time i changed it n i didn't need to resurface the head cuz it is levelled, and replaced the paper with steel gasket and put shellac on it, the car ran well for a 150 but then it blew again, which is my fault for not screwing the bolts dead locked, i did them lightly, now it's in the workshop and the guy told me it would be better to change the engine at once, but i am short on cash so, i need a tip on this on, and if i change it the next time, what type of gasket should i put on?
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If those are TTY head bolts and thinking they are you can only use them one time only, they must be new every time.

The gasket really doesn't matter on a stocker, it's the skills of the worker that determine the outcome.

If you have filled a cylinder with coolant after blowing it the engine may be scrap, bent rod, and often you can't see it but engine blows on restart.
 

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Tightening cylinder head bolts to proper torque is extremely critical. Otherwise you have the problems you describe.
 

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You can surface the head until the end of earth and if the flatness issue is in the block instead you will keep on blowing them.
 

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If those are TTY head bolts and thinking they are you can only use them one time only, they must be new every time.

The gasket really doesn't matter on a stocker, it's the skills of the worker that determine the outcome.

If you have filled a cylinder with coolant after blowing it the engine may be scrap, bent rod, and often you can't see it but engine blows on restart.
You mean i gotta get new bolts?
 

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2005 2.5 Altima......


Go to the bottom and 'download a copy', click on it. Page EM-62 and EM-63.

62 shows how to measure your old bolts but being you have blown twice I'd get new ones for sure. They are one time use bolts technically. 63 shows how to torque the head down. Get CLARITY here, if you don't understand the procedure then ask, you WILL blow gasket again if you don't get it right! You have to have an angle torque gauge to finish the last 2 steps.
 

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If those are TTY head bolts and thinking they are you can only use them one time only, they must be new every time.

The gasket really doesn't matter on a stocker, it's the skills of the worker that determine the outcome.

If you have filled a cylinder with coolant after blowing it the engine may be scrap, bent rod, and often you can't see it but engine blows on restart.
How much can u afford to spend?
 

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well, I had to replace the engine because apparently not only the gasket are fucked also the engine head and the powertrain is broken so overhaul the engine ain't worth it cuz I did it before, can't wait to get that new engine tho.
 
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