New head gasket replacement video from Gasket Masters

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  1. Mendel Leisk

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    Head gasket replacement video by Sane Auto, just watching:

     
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    Mendel, what's the distance center to center on those holes? Sounds similar to the crank holding tool they sell for 1uz-fe crank bolt removal ($45).
     
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    Is it worth two hours and 17 minutes?
     
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    I got about halfway through it yesterday. It's definitely thorough, and closer to the reality of a DIY'r, say compared to the Gasket Masters videos. The guy is a pretty experienced mechanic, comfortable with an arsenal of tools, and I get the sense it's not his first Prius head gasket. I'll definitiely be watching the rest.

    There seems to be an increasing number of such videos available, and I've got lots of time. This one's a little less "flashy", more content and thorough. :)

    Which holes? I'll take a wild stab: the threaded holes on the beltless pulley at end of crankshaft, that has to come off before the timing chain cover can come off? I cobbled a jig for that, just thin wood with a couple of 3/8" holes to see if I had it right, and c/c of those holes is 85 mm.
     
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    It's a pretty good video. Except for the noise of people banging on instruments, and the thumbs up and subcribe things
    popping up and the stupid upside down car at the top.
    I HOPE he put in a new oil filter... :)

    I wished he would have filled up the oil and coolant and started it up though....
     
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    'Nother video, mercifully shorter. All of these seem to come at the job from different perspectives, but there's always something to learn:



    This one a case of the "the operation was a success, but the patient died": he got to the head gasket, but found cylinder walls badly scuffed.
     
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    320k+ miles on my 2010 and I have the Death Knock with coolant leak and trying to save the vehicle.
    Looking for recommended repair shops in the Seattle area, please :)
     
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    I'm not finding those head gasket videos by Gasket Master that you refer to.
    Any way one of you could share links to them, please?
     
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    1.25, or 1.5, or 1.75, or 2.0 speed. Impossible to watch anything anymore unless it's faster...
     
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