List, I am fairly sure that my 1984 blew the head gasket. By cranking, I pressurize the coolant system, and there is a small amount of oil in the expansion tank. It doesn’t start or run well either.
I‘m now looking for the best gasket for an early injected 4.2 (I plan to take Martin Scherz’ gasket and get him the best available in return).
It has the slots between the cylinders. Are the composite gaskets with the rubber and the steel rings good? Is the chance that no machining has to be done in my favor?
I plan to leave the head stud ‚fix‘ in place and will do the same to the stud that I assume to be broken. I have absolutely no interest to spend weeks on a proper repair.
Besides the gasket, and having a look at the bores and valves, anything else that I might want to look at while it’s open?