Are Head Gaskets Worth It?

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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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Jizzy G
Jizzy G Օր առաջ
if only i had place to do it. Altough my head gasket isn't blown yet, i know it soon probably will. But "professional mechanics" ask for way tooooo much money for it.
SuperStockLo23 4 օր առաջ
Who is here after last Wednesdays faliure
Ded Sec
Ded Sec 6 օր առաջ
When he droped that spark-plug in, yikes
Eli Williamson
Eli Williamson 8 օր առաջ
My 03 Civic had a blown head gasket and valve cover gasket. No smoke, no smell, no weird sounds, no engine light. Just over heating after driving at high RPMs/MPH (30+ minutes) so i kept driving it, until i finally took it to the shop and found out the head was completely heat warped😅 $3000 later i wish i just fixed the head gasket when i had the chance 😢😂
Eli Williamson
Eli Williamson 8 օր առաջ
Yall made this look way too easy
Dhilan P.
Dhilan P. 8 օր առաջ
Pause at 07:30 - they forgot to put back the piston return springs that's why the rattling noise in the engine .
David Ha
David Ha 9 օր առաջ
What's the average price to have a shop replaced this ?
David Ha
David Ha 9 օր առաջ
I wouldn't sit on the headlight like that ...
emukiller 10 օր առաջ
Is it just me or is that engine SUPER clean
I'm melon
I'm melon 10 օր առաջ
Next time: Are engines really worth it?
Drew Alexander
Drew Alexander 11 օր առաջ
Wait... Who filmed it?
Ray Tsang
Ray Tsang 12 օր առաջ
4:45 Good friends example lol...
JOHN DEFRANGE 13 օր առաջ
removeing head gasket is eazy
Joseph Johnson
Joseph Johnson 13 օր առաջ
To fix a head gasket is not that difficult just time consuming
That poor engine sounded like 2 skeletons get it on in a biscuit tin.
Lai Rex
Lai Rex 15 օր առաջ
So wondered how much the mechanic in the US usually charge for changing a head gasket for, for example, a VW Golf Mk5.! In Hong Kong, they charged me like 750 USD and I’m still curious about if it’s expensive or cheap
alexander sarmiento
alexander sarmiento 17 օր առաջ
I'm sorry Eddy, but I feel like you like to "dress" up for your lady.....
Kee Xiong
Kee Xiong 18 օր առաջ
Lmfao everytime you scare him
Michael a perez
Michael a perez 18 օր առաջ
Next time build oil pressure before starting a rebuilt engine smh
Eric Bui
Eric Bui 18 օր առաջ
Eddie seems like a very cool guy
Jake Bartley
Jake Bartley 18 օր առաջ
Why was it not necessary to resurface the heads before installing?
Der Facecrafter
Der Facecrafter 21 օր առաջ
No is it not. My car hasnt one from factory. So, never got a problem with a blown one.
chrismc410 22 օր առաջ
I wonder if it's worth it, practical or possible to make an engine with an integrated head? In other words, the block and head are machined out of one piece of steel, aluminum or whatever and then components installed ordinarily. In theory that would eliminate blowing head gaskets, no point of weakness and no gasket to blow as the block and head is one unit. You probably would need a hell of a cooling system and oil distribution system to get it to work properly on par with conventional engines. Probably would have to scale the car's overall size and mass up to hold it. So, practical, possible, even worth it?
Rose Grave
Rose Grave 22 օր առաջ
This Is Your Captain Speaking
This Is Your Captain Speaking 23 օր առաջ
RTV, instead.
ew dew
ew dew 24 օր առաջ
I think people are scared of valve timing
Shaan Brar
Shaan Brar 24 օր առաջ
The more I look at the miata, the more I want one.
Brady Maxwell
Brady Maxwell 25 օր առաջ
what is the biggest difference between MLS and other types of gaskets (steel laminate, composite, copper, etc.)?
Kym Ian
Kym Ian 26 օր առաջ
Suggestion... Money Pit Subaru 💰 That is gonna be a never ending usage of money
Ghost Smoke
Ghost Smoke 26 օր առաջ
Me, a 300zx owner looking at these guys work: "So much room...everything is so reachable...have I made a terrible mistake?" *looks over at 300zx* "Absolutely not."
Eva Crawford
Eva Crawford Ամիս առաջ
Donut: "This is a pretty simple thing, and it's not that hard to install" Subaru Owners: complete emotional meltdown
Evan Fultz
Evan Fultz Ամիս առաջ
Why is this even a video
Scott Houston
Scott Houston Ամիս առաջ
dude always turn to top dead centre before you put the heads on then replace timing chain
Nick'Ov Siggers
Nick'Ov Siggers Ամիս առաջ
You want a real head gasket job? Try a Passat B5.5.
Def Def
Def Def Ամիս առաջ
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Mohammad Najib Jaferi
Mohammad Najib Jaferi Ամիս առաջ
Can u made a video of when should we do a top overhaul or major overhaul ❤❤❤ im your biggest fan from Malaysia 🇲🇾
Thoughts Word Action BETA
Thoughts Word Action BETA Ամիս առաջ
Dumb title, very informative video for newbies.
Corolla Religion
Corolla Religion Ամիս առաջ
MLS less quality 👎👎👎
Nala Bear
Nala Bear Ամիս առաջ
Ask a Subie owner.
Paul Vair
Paul Vair Ամիս առաջ
It's not hard at all if your mechanic brother helps you fix it lol
Zaradomerix Ամիս առաջ
Watching Donut Media work on cars is like watching high schoolers hack off their muffler for speed... "it probably has an idle learn process"... It doesn't... The engine needs work... I'm 3,000 miles away and I can hear the valve tick.
American Mechanic
American Mechanic Ամիս առաջ
Most shops will refuse to work on ford 5.4 2 valve.
American Mechanic
American Mechanic Ամիս առաջ
I like how you say the surface needs cleaned then proceed to wipe down the bores lol
James Holbrook
James Holbrook Ամիս առաջ
What do you mean worth it you need it but if they put cams in the wrong places it will definitely cost a lot more if you are paying someone and a lot more work if you are doing it yourself
sk8punk318 Ամիս առաջ
Nah, little Mega Black RTV should do the trick...maybe...probably not. Whatever
Flux Ամիս առաջ
WRX is typing....
Ray Volpe is god
Ray Volpe is god Ամիս առաջ
maybe next time just prime your fuel pump a few times by turning the key on and off several times before you start cranking.
Ray Volpe is god
Ray Volpe is god Ամիս առաջ
you might want to do 2 stages of torque as well so your not just tightening the center bolts to 115ft lbs or whatever your torque spec for your engine is while the other bolts are loose. come on donut
Jose Garcia
Jose Garcia Ամիս առաջ
Don’t drop the SP in, that’s how you mess with the gap...
jrbbikerx jrbbikerx
jrbbikerx jrbbikerx Ամիս առաջ
You prob forgot to reconnect a vacuum line...hence the whistling noise and poor idle Bc it runs at higher rpm fine so most likely vacuum link
mercuriallimit Ամիս առաջ
damnnnn, i feel so lucky that I'm not a gear head LOL
Sean Whatstone
Sean Whatstone Ամիս առաջ
Fun fact, you don't need a head gasket if you lap the head and block sealing surfaces perfectly.
Judge Of The Air
Judge Of The Air Ամիս առաջ
So, does the car drive or what?
Harry Molore
Harry Molore Ամիս առաջ
I also had similar idle on my 93' lancer, try changing the fuel filter, worked in my case
Meek Pup
Meek Pup Ամիս առաջ
“Are headgaskets worth it?” Supra MK3’s with 7M-GTE’s *nervous sweating*
MrAdrix Ամիս առաջ
Well on my car last month the head gasket died, and as i'm not an expert in mecanic and any of my friends neither, i just sold it to an more experimented guys ... 😥
Vermillion Official
Vermillion Official Ամիս առաջ
I love having an 80cc 2 stroke engine, you unscre 4 bolts then your at your head gasket
Jeff Archer
Jeff Archer Ամիս առաջ
Don't need fuses either. Something more expensive will fail. Weld head to block. Light fuse and get away.
Guitar Dood
Guitar Dood Ամիս առաջ
Its funny watching you work on your engine so close to the ground. My truck is the opposite i have to use a stool if i really wanna get in there
Marty McFly
Marty McFly Ամիս առաջ
Eddie looks like I know him...
Mr.EhrkE Ամիս առաջ
We need turbos
Lazyboii Gaming
Lazyboii Gaming Ամիս առաջ
This man is two miatas long and somehow fits in a single Miata 🤔
Veljko Stejić
Veljko Stejić Ամիս առաջ
With that head line for a video you are making all of those first time mechanics really dumb make a head line worth reading, not something perfect but something that is gonna make a citizen watching this video say"hey, this youtuber made a video about changing a certain part that i needed to change but i didn't know how and his head line... Just wow he didn't discrace no one, certainly not me this video sure does get my like and maybe i will subscribe to him because maybe he will change more parts on more cars that i didn't know" that kind of head lines are for your videos. Im not a hater i really like the way you fix your car but please just make better head lines
Veljko Stejić
Veljko Stejić Ամիս առաջ
Damn is this guy stupid we as the daily drivers who already know that the parts in a car are worth changing for new parts but like seriously you can just say "changing this gasket" or you can say "DIY gasket changing" or "THIS IS HOW YOU CHANGE A GASKET"
volksbugly 2 ամիս առաջ
Please follow proper engine break-in procedures when your doing your first starts. Don't do like them.
Logan Dykstra
Logan Dykstra 2 ամիս առաջ
No pop up headlights 🥺
Tony Rock
Tony Rock 2 ամիս առաջ
So far I haven't seen anyone eat donuts.
Müllerman 2 ամիս առաջ
We have a Lanz Bulldog, and last week we figured out that my great-grandfather just threw away the head gasket away, because he accidentally burnt the head too hot( you need to set the Head on fire to preheat the engine) and let the gasket melt. Now we overhaul the Motor after about 60 years. This thing ran without a head gasket for the last 60 years, but the compression was not the best, that’s why we repair it. But the torque from that 10l one cylinder is still amazing.
Antonio Lorío
Antonio Lorío 2 ամիս առաջ
Did they checked if the head needed to be resurfaced? If it did, the miata is fucked again
Muh Har
Muh Har 2 ամիս առաջ
Why the fuuu**** would you throw the spark plug like this? I meant sht man.. Magnetic or rubber socket or whatever :::) !!
Muh Har
Muh Har 2 ամիս առաջ
AustinAIsntGay 2 ամիս առաջ
what was that lever he pulled that made it rev
Video games and Glitches. Blaster from Nintendo
Video games and Glitches. Blaster from Nintendo 2 ամիս առաջ
turn th crank while cam head bolted on the valves
Video games and Glitches. Blaster from Nintendo
Video games and Glitches. Blaster from Nintendo 2 ամիս առաջ
big mistake when bolted the head without using the aliment on the crank and the cam gears
Jacob Epstein
Jacob Epstein 2 ամիս առաջ
Bruh when you don't prime the oil after the motors been out :/. That's Donut!
Garry King
Garry King 2 ամիս առաջ
Subbie owners Would disagree
JessTheBlackCat 2 ամիս առաջ
Wait what if we replace the head gasket with the high temp silicon own gasket maker. Does that work?
Sergio Gijon
Sergio Gijon 2 ամիս առաջ
Yes it's worth it! Got me a 2007 civic coupe for $800, less than $400 to fix, plus a few other issues (like AC, motor mount).
Hector Ramirez
Hector Ramirez 2 ամիս առաջ
Wouldn't you want to lubricant the part's with oil before turning it on for the first time?
Mickey Minaj
Mickey Minaj 2 ամիս առաջ
Ha good luck for the guys who are not Machinists and have no idea about tolerances, everytime you shave that bish you're moving closer to a scraped block, bigger gaskets lift easier, GL one time IF it didn't majorly overheat is ok, maybe 2, but if it got real hot and yeah it happens quick AF, scrap it or you'll be mad when it happens again, and usually you I just replace the whole cooling system, all wires, sensors, rad, fan, fuses, relays, and of course Gaskets.
Ghost 2 ամիս առաջ
When ever your get parts back from a machine shop clean them, use bore brushes to clean oil passages or coolant passages. I've found shavings a debri in them every time.
Ronald Hodgson
Ronald Hodgson 2 ամիս առաջ
And I drive a Subaru so... good times. Lol
Monroe York
Monroe York 2 ամիս առաջ
This video gives no details
David Boop
David Boop 2 ամիս առաջ
Gotta know a month later. Is it still working, and have you done anything to it?
will riseabove
will riseabove 2 ամիս առաջ
now is it worth it on a 300,000 mile engine is the real question lol
Dan Rickard
Dan Rickard 2 ամիս առաջ
Yes!!! Was so pleased when that turned on
Dj Mystery
Dj Mystery 2 ամիս առաջ
2:34 the main reason why most people are afraid to buy a car with a bad head gasket is because it probably overheated too so the head and block could be warped.
TheAleutiansolution 2 ամիս առաջ
You’ve got to take off XYZ That’s what you get for driving a Miata.
Emanuel Sanchez Gutierrez
Emanuel Sanchez Gutierrez 2 ամիս առաջ
if Eddie and Jobe weren't filming, then who was😯
Ishy Strevens
Ishy Strevens 2 ամիս առաջ
Eddie seems cool
Mac Rivera
Mac Rivera 2 ամիս առաջ
Did they put oil? 🤦🏻‍♂️
Luke Warmwater
Luke Warmwater 2 ամիս առաջ
just bought a 94 toyota 4runner for 450 bucks cause it had a bad head gasket. the full gasket set cost 58 bucks online and around 10 hours worth of not realy working that hard to change it and the timing belt. tidied up a few other things under the hood as well. so yes, it is worth buying a car with a bad head gasket if it is cheap and has a clean title.
cameron G
cameron G 2 ամիս առաջ
Ok can u run a engine with a decked head that's in perfect tolerance not to need a gasket ? Is there such things as metal gaskets not rubber coated I mean full metal like a spacer
Danny Anderson
Danny Anderson 2 ամիս առաջ
You need to machine your heads and they tend warp no matter what factor that cost
ThreeDaysOfDan 2 ամիս առաջ
my car doesn't have head gaskets .. its a rotary
Nathan Lauzier
Nathan Lauzier 2 ամիս առաջ
This makes me miss my 99 nb1. Such a dream to work on
Logan Marva
Logan Marva 2 ամիս առաջ
99 miata gang
Hunter Nelson
Hunter Nelson 2 ամիս առաջ
Yet another reason to love pushrod engines, no need to worry about timing when doing simple tasks.
Marco Becerra
Marco Becerra 2 ամիս առաջ
Sounds like a vacuum leak to me.
samuel yol pivaral
samuel yol pivaral 2 ամիս առաջ
9:25 worst feeling ever
Mr. Walkway
Mr. Walkway 2 ամիս առաջ
fantastic DIY video. Remember to get a good machinist straight edge and check flatness!! Head torque!! Even if studded!
Nicholas 2 ամիս առաջ
"Are head gaskets worth it?" Every Northstar ever: Nah not really...
Mr.YAMP 2 ամիս առաջ
Would love an episode about Transmissions. If a transmission rebuild is worth it.
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