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Date Registered: 04-2014
Location: Perth WA
TOTAL POSTS: 62
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Re: Head gasket blown


seems I too have joined the BHG club at 204,000 Km. found it interesting to read a previous comment about the block needing to be machined.
I asked about just replacing the gasket but my mechanic said they send all heads out to be at least checked and machined if needed and almost 100% needed it as the gaskets are so thin.

I repost below comments made in the hard to start posts

update on starting problem. car finally gave up completely unable to start,replaced cam,crank sensors still the same. towed to mechanics, coolant in 3 cylinders and oil trace in one.
spark plugs (platinum) corroded.changed plugs started instantly.
Compression test ok. coolant pressure test (cold) ok.

seems it may be head or head gasket under heated conditions.
motor has done 204,000 kms purrs like a kitten when running.

not sure to replace head or complete motor at this stage.

comments welcome
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Date Registered: 12-2010
Location: Rockingham,Perth WA
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If the compression test is ok, id start with the head rebuild. Always use genuine nissan coolant as well! Sky is the limit to how much you replace but a water pump is cheap insurance too

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Date Registered: 12-2010
Location: Rockingham,Perth WA
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Another quick note guys! You can diy the block facing as well. Only if you had an extereme overheating symptom and the head wont sit flat. This technique isnt as good as pulling the block obviously!

Once the head is removed, tape up the top of the cylinders very well.
Wrap some 800/1000 then 2000 grit wet n dry paper and wrap it around a solid/heavy straight edge and carefully flatten the surface, you can use some Blue dye or some carbon dust to identify where your high spots are!
Work clean and carefully!
Flush everything afterwards!


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Date Registered: 01-2017
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Bad luck for me..need help from experts like you guys on what solution should I take.
After 1 month owned this xtrail from a seller in gumtree, I experienced the engine hesitate, feel jerk and lack of power. Sometime it hesitate during idle mode as well. Call up a mobile mechanic to do an oil change and ask him to change spark plug for me as I just guess that missfire matter come from a bad spark plug. He found a copper like substance in my radiator cap and some milky substance on the base of my motor oil cap. He said the missfire that I experienced is coming from a leaking cooling system and blown head gasket..really make me a bit dissaponited as I know this problems could make my wallet leaking also. However me & my wife love this xtrail as this is our 1st car in Australia. Can anybody expert in xtrail here suggest me the best solution whether to fix this faulty engine or get a reconditioned one..

Thank you

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Date Registered: 12-2010
Location: Macquarie Fields SYDNEY
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Ismail.

Sorry to hear about your problem.

Someone may have a knowledge of the average cost for a reconditioned engine fitted but I guess you would need to have a basic quote from a reputable mechanic for the cost of replacing the head gasket in your current engine (hopefully nothing else seriously wrong) and then compare that cost against purchasing another engine and have it fitted. As I have not had a head gasket problem I haven't read the posts relating to this issue so there may be info in this or other posts that would guide you.

Otherwise you may have to wait for some more knowlegeable member than me to respond to you in due course.

I do wish you luck with having your exy back on the road without problems.

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Date Registered: 04-2014
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Hi Bazuka I went down the same path as you last November. Blown head gasket. I asked around different mechanics for quotes, all were much the same.

option 1 buy motor from wrecker $2000 - 2500 165,000Km or higher for less km
option 2 buy recon motor $5000 -7000
option 3 head gasket replacement $3500

I went with option 3 because I knew and trusted my mechanic and he had done a lot of work on nissans. Also I knew that the rest of the engine was in good condition.

for that I got recon head,gasket,new head bolts,sump removed and cleaned,radiator unblocked,new fan belt,oil change etc.

Things to be wary of, a good mechanic should check this as they do the job.

1 the head should be reconditioned or at least resurfaced
2 block checked for warping or pitting
2 radiator checked and cleaned or in some cases replaced
3 waterpump checked or replaced

the best option if you have the time and money and storage would be to buy a motor from a wrecker get it fitted keep the old engine and get it reconditioned at your leisure.


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