Are Head Gaskets Worth It?

2020 30 سپتامبر
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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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  • Who is here after last Wednesdays faliure

    SuperStockLo23SuperStockLo23پیش 12 ساعت
  • When he droped that spark-plug in, yikes

    Ded SecDed Secپیش 2 روز
  • 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 WilliamsonEli Williamsonپیش 3 روز
  • Yall made this look way too easy

    Eli WilliamsonEli Williamsonپیش 3 روز
  • Pause at 07:30 - they forgot to put back the piston return springs that's why the rattling noise in the engine .

    Dhilan P.Dhilan P.پیش 4 روز
  • What's the average price to have a shop replaced this ?

    David HaDavid Haپیش 5 روز
  • I wouldn't sit on the headlight like that ...

    David HaDavid Haپیش 5 روز
  • Is it just me or is that engine SUPER clean

    emukilleremukillerپیش 6 روز
  • Next time: Are engines really worth it?

    I'm melonI'm melonپیش 6 روز
  • Wait... Who filmed it?

    Drew AlexanderDrew Alexanderپیش 7 روز
  • 4:45 Good friends example lol...

    Ray TsangRay Tsangپیش 7 روز
  • removeing head gasket is eazy

  • To fix a head gasket is not that difficult just time consuming

    Joseph JohnsonJoseph Johnsonپیش 8 روز
  • That poor engine sounded like 2 skeletons get it on in a biscuit tin.

  • 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

    Lai RexLai Rexپیش 10 روز
  • I'm sorry Eddy, but I feel like you like to "dress" up for your lady.....

    alexander sarmientoalexander sarmientoپیش 12 روز
  • Lmfao everytime you scare him

    Kee XiongKee Xiongپیش 13 روز
  • Next time build oil pressure before starting a rebuilt engine smh

    Michael a perezMichael a perezپیش 14 روز
  • Eddie seems like a very cool guy

    Eric BuiEric Buiپیش 14 روز
  • Why was it not necessary to resurface the heads before installing?

    Jake BartleyJake Bartleyپیش 14 روز
  • No is it not. My car hasnt one from factory. So, never got a problem with a blown one.

    Der FacecrafterDer Facecrafterپیش 17 روز
  • 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?

    chrismc410chrismc410پیش 17 روز

    Rose GraveRose Graveپیش 18 روز
  • RTV, instead.

    This Is Your Captain SpeakingThis Is Your Captain Speakingپیش 19 روز
  • I think people are scared of valve timing

    ew dewew dewپیش 19 روز
  • The more I look at the miata, the more I want one.

    Shaan BrarShaan Brarپیش 20 روز
  • what is the biggest difference between MLS and other types of gaskets (steel laminate, composite, copper, etc.)?

    Brady MaxwellBrady Maxwellپیش 21 روز
  • Suggestion... Money Pit Subaru 💰 That is gonna be a never ending usage of money

    Kym IanKym Ianپیش 22 روز
  • 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."

    Ghost SmokeGhost Smokeپیش 22 روز
  • Donut: "This is a pretty simple thing, and it's not that hard to install" Subaru Owners: complete emotional meltdown

    Eva CrawfordEva Crawfordپیش 28 روز
  • Why is this even a video

    Evan FultzEvan Fultzپیش 28 روز
  • dude always turn to top dead centre before you put the heads on then replace timing chain

    Scott HoustonScott Houstonپیش ماه
  • You want a real head gasket job? Try a Passat B5.5.

    Nick'Ov SiggersNick'Ov Siggersپیش ماه
  • The innate maid perinatally pine because semicolon genetically flash from a nine craftsman. sparkling, robust carriage

    Def DefDef Defپیش ماه
  • Can u made a video of when should we do a top overhaul or major overhaul ❤❤❤ im your biggest fan from Malaysia 🇲🇾

    Mohammad Najib JaferiMohammad Najib Jaferiپیش ماه
  • Dumb title, very informative video for newbies.

    Thoughts Word Action BETAThoughts Word Action BETAپیش ماه
  • MLS less quality 👎👎👎

    Corolla ReligionCorolla Religionپیش ماه
  • Ask a Subie owner.

    Nala BearNala Bearپیش ماه
  • It's not hard at all if your mechanic brother helps you fix it lol

    Paul VairPaul Vairپیش ماه
  • 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.

    ZaradomerixZaradomerixپیش ماه
  • Most shops will refuse to work on ford 5.4 2 valve.

    American MechanicAmerican Mechanicپیش ماه
    • I like how you say the surface needs cleaned then proceed to wipe down the bores lol

      American MechanicAmerican Mechanicپیش ماه
  • 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

    James HolbrookJames Holbrookپیش ماه
  • Nah, little Mega Black RTV should do the trick...maybe...probably not. Whatever

    sk8punk318sk8punk318پیش ماه
  • WRX is typing....

    FluxFluxپیش ماه
  • 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 godRay Volpe is godپیش ماه
  • 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

    Ray Volpe is godRay Volpe is godپیش ماه
  • Don’t drop the SP in, that’s how you mess with the gap...

    Jose GarciaJose Garciaپیش ماه
  • 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

    jrbbikerx jrbbikerxjrbbikerx jrbbikerxپیش ماه
  • damnnnn, i feel so lucky that I'm not a gear head LOL

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

    Sean WhatstoneSean Whatstoneپیش ماه
  • So, does the car drive or what?

    Judge Of The AirJudge Of The Airپیش ماه
  • I also had similar idle on my 93' lancer, try changing the fuel filter, worked in my case

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

    Meek PupMeek Pupپیش ماه
  • 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 ... 😥

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

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

    Jeff ArcherJeff Archerپیش ماه
  • 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 Doodپیش ماه
  • Eddie looks like I know him...

    Marty McFlyMarty McFlyپیش ماه
  • We need turbos

    Mr.EhrkEMr.EhrkEپیش ماه
  • This man is two miatas long and somehow fits in a single Miata 🤔

    Lazyboii GamingLazyboii Gamingپیش ماه
  • 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 Stejićپیش ماه
  • 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 Stejićپیش ماه
  • Please follow proper engine break-in procedures when your doing your first starts. Don't do like them.

    volksbuglyvolksbuglyپیش ماه
  • No pop up headlights 🥺

    Logan DykstraLogan Dykstraپیش ماه
  • So far I haven't seen anyone eat donuts.

    Tony RockTony Rockپیش ماه
  • 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.

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

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

    Muh HarMuh Harپیش 2 ماه
    • 08:10

      Muh HarMuh Harپیش 2 ماه
  • what was that lever he pulled that made it rev

    AustinAIsntGayAustinAIsntGayپیش 2 ماه
  • turn th crank while cam head bolted on the valves

    Video games and Glitches. Blaster from NintendoVideo games and Glitches. Blaster from Nintendoپیش 2 ماه
    • 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 Nintendoپیش 2 ماه
  • Bruh when you don't prime the oil after the motors been out :/. That's Donut!

    Jacob EpsteinJacob Epsteinپیش 2 ماه
  • Subbie owners Would disagree

    Garry KingGarry Kingپیش 2 ماه
  • Wait what if we replace the head gasket with the high temp silicon own gasket maker. Does that work?

    JessTheBlackCatJessTheBlackCatپیش 2 ماه
  • 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 Gijonپیش 2 ماه
  • Wouldn't you want to lubricant the part's with oil before turning it on for the first time?

    Hector RamirezHector Ramirezپیش 2 ماه
  • 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 Minajپیش 2 ماه
  • 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.

    GhostGhostپیش 2 ماه
  • And I drive a Subaru so... good times. Lol

    Ronald HodgsonRonald Hodgsonپیش 2 ماه
  • This video gives no details

    Monroe YorkMonroe Yorkپیش 2 ماه
  • Gotta know a month later. Is it still working, and have you done anything to it?

    David BoopDavid Boopپیش 2 ماه
  • now is it worth it on a 300,000 mile engine is the real question lol

    will riseabovewill riseaboveپیش 2 ماه
  • Yes!!! Was so pleased when that turned on

    Dan RickardDan Rickardپیش 2 ماه
  • 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 Mysteryپیش 2 ماه
  • You’ve got to take off XYZ That’s what you get for driving a Miata.

    TheAleutiansolutionTheAleutiansolutionپیش 2 ماه
  • if Eddie and Jobe weren't filming, then who was😯

    Emanuel Sanchez GutierrezEmanuel Sanchez Gutierrezپیش 2 ماه
  • Eddie seems cool

    Ishy StrevensIshy Strevensپیش 2 ماه
  • Did they put oil? 🤦🏻‍♂️

    Mac RiveraMac Riveraپیش 2 ماه
  • 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 Warmwaterپیش 2 ماه
  • 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 Gپیش 2 ماه
  • You need to machine your heads and they tend warp no matter what factor that cost

    Danny AndersonDanny Andersonپیش 2 ماه
  • my car doesn't have head gaskets .. its a rotary

    ThreeDaysOfDanThreeDaysOfDanپیش 2 ماه
  • Did you put oil in it?

    Jaroslaw DudekJaroslaw Dudekپیش 2 ماه
  • This makes me miss my 99 nb1. Such a dream to work on

    Nathan LauzierNathan Lauzierپیش 2 ماه
  • 99 miata gang

    Logan MarvaLogan Marvaپیش 2 ماه
  • Yet another reason to love pushrod engines, no need to worry about timing when doing simple tasks.

    Hunter NelsonHunter Nelsonپیش 2 ماه
  • Sounds like a vacuum leak to me.

    Marco BecerraMarco Becerraپیش 2 ماه
  • 9:25 worst feeling ever

    samuel yol pivaralsamuel yol pivaralپیش 2 ماه
  • fantastic DIY video. Remember to get a good machinist straight edge and check flatness!! Head torque!! Even if studded!

    Mr. WalkwayMr. Walkwayپیش 2 ماه
  • "Are head gaskets worth it?" Every Northstar ever: Nah not really...

    NicholasNicholasپیش 2 ماه
  • Would love an episode about Transmissions. If a transmission rebuild is worth it.

    Mr.YAMPMr.YAMPپیش 2 ماه