matthewmcl
matthewmcl Dork
6/22/22 8:20 p.m.

So there is a very high likelihood I am buying a 2002 Saturn, with 206k miles, from BarefootCyborg5000's brother. It has some ongoing overheating issues. New radiator, fan, some sensors, etc. Other than water pump, really good flush (a little bit of chemical?), and then slowly succumbing to the realization that it needs a head gasket, is there anything specific to check on these?

Any reason to not fire it up cold with the radiator cap off the overflow (pressurized tank, it looks like) and see if it is blowing bubbles?

Thanks,

Matthew

matthewmcl
matthewmcl Dork
6/22/22 9:06 p.m.

Well, looks like the latest bubbling was at nirmal temp, so head gasket is looking more likely.

JY head and a fresh gasket likely to take care of that or is there anything else likely to fail with the head gasket?

zordak
zordak Reader
6/23/22 9:53 a.m.

As long as the head is coming off, a new timing belt.

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