Guess I should have at least said this is in regard to a 235. Sorry
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your good qualities, without your help.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Rob J." <email@example.com>
To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>; "_Oletrucks"
Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2002 7:20 AM
Subject: [oletrucks] Head gasket installation ?
> A couple of questions about head gaskets installation. First off, the
> gasket I'll be using is a Fel-Pro. Haven't picked it up yet, but if it is
> like my last one, it is all copper. First question: can the fel-pro all
> copper gaskets be reused if for some reason the head has to be removed for
> something other than a blown gasket (ie. say for a valve job)?
> 2nd: When installing the head gasket, I know most people say not to use
> type of coating on the gasket, but some say to put a very (very) small dab
> RTV around water holes. I'm just looking for a consensus and will go with
> whichever version wins out. Vote once, not OFTEN :-) If going the RTV
> is the RTV placed on the gasket (one or both sides?), or on the block, or
> the block & head?
> 3rd: IF I put on a head that tests as being uncracked, both by
> AND pressure testing, and I still am getting combustion gases into the
> jacket, what are possible causes other than cracked head (oh yeah, head is
> also freshly surfaced so any warpage is not in the head). Can cracks
> in the cylinders themselves allowing gases to enter the water jacket
> is bored 0.060 over)? Can an engine block become "warped"? Any other
> for gas to enter the water jacket I am overlooking?
> My Zen Moment for the Day: It is far more impressive when others discover
> good qualities, without your help.
> oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959
oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959