Malcolm Jeffcock wrote:
> Thanks for all the input in reply to my question about my possible blown head
> I took off the head tonight (down to 1.5 hrs now) and sure enough there is a
>gap of about 1/2 inch gone between #1 and #2. Nothing appears to be damaged
>around #4 though.
> I got another gasket set at NAPA, they only listed the one type of head
>gasket nothing specific for a high compression engine. The guy at NAPA told me
>that a local speed shop (prepares MASCAR engines) uses a copper sealant spray
>to "strengthen the head gaskets" I expressed doubt and surprise. He got out
>the catalogue, its the same company that makes the tube gasket stuff that
>usually says on the label "not for head gaskets". I can't for the life of me
>remember the name of the company but I am sure you have all seen the tubes I
>mean...Anyway the catalogue description specially stated its purpose as for
>head gaskets! He had none in stock but will have some in tomorrow. Has anybody
>used any of this stuff????
> I can't see any reason for the gasket to go there. Its a different head I
>will again use a straight edge to check for it being flat between the 1 and 2.
> any body have $.02 to through my way?
I used Loctite Copper Gasket Adhesive on my motorcycle's base and head
gaskets. It says it improves heat transfer, I used it because it was
recommended by a mechanic and I figured it couldn't hurt. Don't know
about the heat transfer part but there are no leaks. Got mine at Autozone.