Has anyone ever had to do the head gasket a second time. I bought the car in easter with 184k and the guy had the head gasket done at 160k. The engine overheated badly on me last month and was turning over like a sewing machine. I took it apart and had the head skimmed, It was really bad, took off about 0.5mm. I was trying to find a head saver on the net to no avail so I just put two gaskets in instead. It ends up being about 1mm to high. It starts really smoky and lots of knocking and after warming for 20 mins is almost like it used to be but still a bit rough and not smoky.
I'm still unsure as to what exactly caused the engine to overheat so badly. Water pump and rad are ok. I'm goin to check the thermostat now.
Could the timing be out? Can I adjust the fuel injection?