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Old 11-12-2002, 04:55 AM
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changing a head gasket on a 2.2L is a pretty easy and straight forward job, especially the non-turbo models. I've changed many of 2.2L head gaskets, due to overboost of the turbo. If you do have to change the head gasket be sure to compare the old gasket with the new one. Around 88 or 89, I believe, all 2.2s and 2.5s had cross drilled heads and the head gasket would need a couple of extra water holes in the gasket to ensure proper cooling of the head. From what I remember, cross drilled heads had a "x" stamped on the passenger side near the timing belt pulley. Head gaskets can be changed on the 2.2 without completely removing the head from the car and won't take up your whole day either.
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