Is there any thing i should know when changing a head gasket and cylinder rings beside the following?
-Being careful not to damaging the aluminum part while doing the work - clean area where are the valve cover and block meet thoroughly making sure not to drop bits into block and where you place the gasket -place gasket in properly as to not leave any excess hanging out or twisted -apply rtv to specified spots on gasket -carefully resecure valve cover back over block without displacing the gasket and bolt back down -inspect aroundto make sure the gasket didnt move or shift - tightening the bolts too much could break the gaskets -Reconnecting all wires and hoses Waut at least 24hrs before driving to allow rtv to set - and always use the right tool for the job Are there any steps i am missing? Any pointers?
My car has over 100000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.
In general, the tips you've listed are very important to remember, but you are missing on very critical step - purchase a 2001 Honda Accord service repair manual and follow their specific instructions exactly. Also, if you're completing this repair due to overheating damage; you might want to replace all ignition system sensors and connectors as well, including the crankshaft position sensor and ALL electrical connections going to those sensors.
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