Are Head Gaskets Worth It?

30 set 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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  • damnnnn, i feel so lucky that I'm not a gear head LOL

    mercuriallimitmercuriallimit4 ore fa
  • Fun fact, you don't need a head gasket if you lap the head and block sealing surfaces perfectly.

    Sean WhatstoneSean Whatstone6 ore fa
  • So, does the car drive or what?

    DreamsComeTrueDreamsComeTrue16 ore fa
  • I also had similar idle on my 93' lancer, try changing the fuel filter, worked in my case

    Harry MoloreHarry Molore20 ore fa
  • “Are headgaskets worth it?” Supra MK3’s with 7M-GTE’s *nervous sweating*

    Meek PupMeek PupGiorno fa
  • 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 ... 😥

    MrAdrixMrAdrixGiorno fa
  • I love having an 80cc 2 stroke engine, you unscre 4 bolts then your at your head gasket

    Vermillion OfficialVermillion Official3 giorni fa
  • Don't need fuses either. Something more expensive will fail. Weld head to block. Light fuse and get away.

    Jeff ArcherJeff Archer4 giorni fa
  • 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

    Guitar DoodGuitar Dood4 giorni fa
  • Eddie looks like I know him...

    sad boysad boy5 giorni fa
  • We need turbos

    Mr.EhrkEMr.EhrkE6 giorni fa
  • This man is two miatas long and somehow fits in a single Miata 🤔

    Lazyboii GamingLazyboii Gaming8 giorni fa
  • 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 StejićVeljko Stejić8 giorni fa
  • 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"

    Veljko StejićVeljko Stejić8 giorni fa
  • Please follow proper engine break-in procedures when your doing your first starts. Don't do like them.

    volksbuglyvolksbugly9 giorni fa
  • No pop up headlights 🥺

    Logan DykstraLogan Dykstra9 giorni fa
  • So far I haven't seen anyone eat donuts.

    Tony RockTony Rock11 giorni fa
  • 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.

    MüllermanMüllerman13 giorni fa
  • Did they checked if the head needed to be resurfaced? If it did, the miata is fucked again

    Antonio LoríoAntonio Lorío13 giorni fa
  • Why the fuuu**** would you throw the spark plug like this? I meant sht man.. Magnetic or rubber socket or whatever :::) !!

    Muh HarMuh Har16 giorni fa
    • 08:10

      Muh HarMuh Har16 giorni fa
  • what was that lever he pulled that made it rev

    AustinAIsntGayAustinAIsntGay16 giorni fa
  • turn th crank while cam head bolted on the valves

    Video games and Glitches. Blaster from NintendoVideo games and Glitches. Blaster from Nintendo17 giorni fa
    • big mistake when bolted the head without using the aliment on the crank and the cam gears

      Video games and Glitches. Blaster from NintendoVideo games and Glitches. Blaster from Nintendo17 giorni fa
  • Bruh when you don't prime the oil after the motors been out :/. That's Donut!

    Jacob EpsteinJacob Epstein20 giorni fa
  • Subbie owners Would disagree

    Takumi FujiwaraTakumi Fujiwara20 giorni fa
  • No I don't buy head gaskets waste of money just mate aluminum and iron together

    J JohnsonJ Johnson21 giorno fa
  • Wait what if we replace the head gasket with the high temp silicon own gasket maker. Does that work?

    JessTheBlackCatJessTheBlackCat21 giorno fa
  • 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).

    Sergio GijonSergio Gijon22 giorni fa
  • Wouldn't you want to lubricant the part's with oil before turning it on for the first time?

    Hector RamirezHector Ramirez22 giorni fa
  • 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.

    Mickey MinajMickey Minaj24 giorni fa
  • 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.

    GhostGhost25 giorni fa
  • And I drive a Subaru so... good times. Lol

    Ronald HodgsonRonald Hodgson25 giorni fa
  • This video gives no details

    Monroe YorkMonroe York26 giorni fa
  • Gotta know a month later. Is it still working, and have you done anything to it?

    David BoopDavid Boop27 giorni fa
  • now is it worth it on a 300,000 mile engine is the real question lol

    will riseabovewill riseabove27 giorni fa
  • Yes!!! Was so pleased when that turned on

    Dan RickardDan Rickard27 giorni fa
  • 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.

    Dj MysteryDj Mystery28 giorni fa
  • You’ve got to take off XYZ That’s what you get for driving a Miata.

    TheAleutiansolutionTheAleutiansolution29 giorni fa
  • if Eddie and Jobe weren't filming, then who was😯

    Emanuel Sanchez GutierrezEmanuel Sanchez GutierrezMese fa
  • Eddie seems cool

    Ishy StrevensIshy StrevensMese fa
  • Did they put oil? 🤦🏻‍♂️

    Mac RiveraMac RiveraMese fa
  • 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.

    Luke WarmwaterLuke WarmwaterMese fa
  • 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

    cameron Gcameron GMese fa
  • You need to machine your heads and they tend warp no matter what factor that cost

    Danny AndersonDanny AndersonMese fa
  • my car doesn't have head gaskets .. its a rotary

    ThreeDaysOfDanThreeDaysOfDanMese fa
  • Did you put oil in it?

    Jaroslaw DudekJaroslaw DudekMese fa
  • This makes me miss my 99 nb1. Such a dream to work on

    Nathan LauzierNathan LauzierMese fa
  • 99 miata gang

    Logan MarvaLogan MarvaMese fa
  • Yet another reason to love pushrod engines, no need to worry about timing when doing simple tasks.

    Hunter NelsonHunter NelsonMese fa
  • Sounds like a vacuum leak to me.

    Marco BecerraMarco BecerraMese fa
  • 9:25 worst feeling ever

    samuel yol pivaralsamuel yol pivaralMese fa
  • fantastic DIY video. Remember to get a good machinist straight edge and check flatness!! Head torque!! Even if studded!

    Mr. WalkwayMr. WalkwayMese fa
  • "Are head gaskets worth it?" Every Northstar ever: Nah not really...

    NicholasNicholasMese fa
  • Would love an episode about Transmissions. If a transmission rebuild is worth it.

    Mr.YAMPMr.YAMPMese fa
  • I'm buying the goodies rn

    That Comment GuyThat Comment GuyMese fa
  • Has he ever installed Poly bushings on his swaybars?

    Thomas RThomas RMese fa
  • I'm scared to torque bolts on aluminum blocks. Big noob.

    Thomas RThomas RMese fa
  • So it's basically like THERMAL PASTE for CPU except it is not.

    John SmithJohn SmithMese fa
  • Grown up kickoff

    Emmanuel perezEmmanuel perezMese fa
  • Did you guys use assembly lube?

    fittif intlfittif intlMese fa
  • Hold up... Isn't Eddie supposed to have a Skyline??!

    Joshua 'JK' NaidooJoshua 'JK' NaidooMese fa
  • If there is no head gaskets theres no SUBARU

    Rizky SalamRizky SalamMese fa
  • So, when’s the turbo going on?

    Stephen ChabotStephen ChabotMese fa
  • Did you JUST use distilled water in the whole system?

    Brandon DaechselBrandon DaechselMese fa
  • 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 worrellMese fa
  • Smh...the hair dressers car

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

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

    HenrikHenrikMese fa
  • 1:26 damn bruh Mclovin a petrol head

    DoganDoganMese fa
  • They missed the part when you add oil :O

    jort88jort88Mese fa
  • Valve train was dry, fuel pressure isn't the only thing that needed priming.

    Jonathan DevilleJonathan DevilleMese fa
    • @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 DevilleMese fa
    • 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 NelsonMese fa
  • (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 WinderMese fa
  • You guys really know what you are doing! 👌

    Billy KidBilly KidMese fa
  • 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 nicholsMese fa
  • 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 nicholsMese fa
  • 10:28 "top of the morning to ya laddies"

    DrNubDrNubMese fa
  • I love that he saved me time right off the bat fuck yeah even liked the video for saving me time

    Sabastyan CampbellSabastyan CampbellMese fa
  • 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 ChaffinMese fa
  • TGI Wednesday! Plus more Eddy please! Huge fan of Zach but it was nice to get know Eddy as well.

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

    Dan AdamsDan AdamsMese fa
  • 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 JenkinsMese fa
  • Idk

    heyitschinoheyitschinoMese fa
  • VW Beetle: Nope!

    BriBriMese fa
  • 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 WhiteMese fa
  • I have to do the same thing but because my spark plug striped the whole ass stripper were it goes

    mrsideways818 mrsideways818mrsideways818 mrsideways818Mese fa
  • Are vacuum leaks overrated?

    wootuserwootuserMese fa
  • This series rocks, informative and hands on

    DashYTDashYTMese fa
  • That is absolutely not the right way to find TDC. Very easy to be a tooth off or one rotation off

    ZohanLohanZohanLohanMese fa
  • I am literally only here for the comments

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

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

    SpaniardChrisSpaniardChrisMese fa
  • 6:06 ah. Yes. Bring the car to the jack. Not the jack to the car!

    Joseph KallJoseph KallMese fa
  • 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 hendrixMese fa
  • 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. MeyerMese fa
  • “Are the engine gaskets worth it?”-- NorthStar behind a tree, looking over here while rubbing its hand and licking its lips.

    Enano PEnano PMese fa
  • I watched this last week and now my head gasket is leaking... how unfortunate

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

    Freddie HydraFreddie HydraMese fa
  • Bruh this video ended about 20 times lol

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

    Tommy EstridgeTommy EstridgeMese fa
  • week late fix the waste gate

    Ian CleggIan CleggMese fa
  • three in a row bingo

    Ian CleggIan CleggMese fa