I understand. What I just found out recently is that the head gasket is leaking and needs replacement. And also I cannot get the radiator cap off to check water level because it seems like the cap must be rusted onto the radiator and I don't want to cause further damage to the radiator/cap without some thought. I could take off the upper hose and fill that way to ensure that there is sufficient water level to run the engine for a bit, but with the combo of obvious combustion leakage out of the head gasket and unkown quantity of water I feel best thing to do is gather as much technical information as possible on head gasket replacement. Including torque specs, what coincident work I should perform if taking off the head already etc.
Do you have any recommendations on where the best sources of information for the specs I should look ?
As this forum has been such an excellent resource already, thanks to yourself and others on this forum, I was thinking maybe the best action is to post a new thread asking what recommendations from members as to good scope of work to perform since I am going to replace the head gasket.