No, I did not retorque the head when it was hot, I didn't realise I
should do this. Here's hoping that the problem is only a blown head
What am I looking for on the gasket that would indicate that it has
--- Joe Curry <email@example.com> wrote:
> When you installed the new head gasket, did you tighten it to the
> specified torque, run it up to operating temperature and immediately
> retorque it
> while hot?
> If you did not, it still may be a blown head gasket. I was amazed how
> Spitfire head nuts become very loose when they are brought up to
> John Hobson wrote:
> > It already has a brand new head gasket with roughly 10 miles on it!
> > was also a high quality permatex one with metal rings round each
> > cylinder. I also made sure that I very methodically cleaned both
> > mating faces. If it was a blown head gasket how did the oil get
> > I checked the rockers and there are no dropped valves and the
> > looked to be in good order and is certainly getting oil.
> > Anothing thing that I thought of was valves not seating correctly, is
> > this a possible cause?
> > If it's not that then I assume it is either pistons or piston rings.
> > easy is it to remove these for replacement and is it a job I could do
> > home? Does the engine need to be removed to do this?
> > I think tomorrow will be a head removing day (the car, not me,
> > it is tempting!...)
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