97 3000 gt what all should I change since head gasket blew

Asked by Aug 16, 2016 at 08:31 PM about the 1997 Mitsubishi 3000GT 2 Dr SL Hatchback

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My head gasket blew and I'm buying all the
parts what all should I buy

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Purchase a "valve grind gasket set" when the heads are off why not have a standard 3 angle valve job done on them.. call around find out who has a SERDI machine I know its not a VR4 but still worth doing the heads. I don't know the vehicles mileage but be sure to inspect all the rotational components on the '97 161hp SOHC engine. Go through the cooling system of course.

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My 91 did the same! Overheated badly Tore it down foumd oit the head gasket was blown! Bent valves but never felt any horsepower loss? Drove like a champ! But number 5 piston had a bad oil and coolant leak into cylinder. Common problem for first gen. If i where you, it be way cheaper to buy a good used motor with a warrenty. Unless you have a lot of knowledge about rebuilding a motor from scratch tons of tools and a obd scan tool to dial in the computer to make all the bells and whistles work properly again ...then i say go for it! Im fairly new to the gt family 2 years now. Lucky guesses for the 95 i found for a grand. So far i did the standard timing replacement water pump and crank sensor also changed the IAC & PTU car runs great! But like i said i have a coolant leak in this one i have now but it only burms oit the exhaust and you can smell the fluid from it but not severly strong. Burns oil too...what else do you expect from a sec gen 95? LoL these cars where meamt to beat the hekk out of...why stop now

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