yes it is presumed they did fail or at least start to fail due to an earlier overheating situation. coolant was initially detected during an oil analysis done with blackstone labs, then got worse to where it was causing misfires during cold starts, presumably either through direct cylinder or indirectly through the egr system ports. actually there was a significant amount of moisture in the egr section of the intake manifold upon removal.Did your head gasket fail? This is quite a project.
@undivide your motivation in the cold is truly amazing. Nothing more frustrating than removing rusted on bolts that are also cold as hell.
the motivation is keeping my pregnant wife from yelling at me for NOT working on it in the freezing cold.
You might check with this guy and see what he has in stock.UPDATE - all parts arrived today from hondapartsnow except they only shipped me one of the two coolant pipe o-rings I needed. I also should have read the FSM before ordering because it recommends replacing the o-rings on the oil control orifices (x2)
Yeah he didn't have anything I need or want...You might check with this guy and see what he has in stock.