Fellow Listers !!
I am going crazy with head gasket issues. I have just blown my second
one in two weeks. I am thinking of putting LTD clips on my carbs and
manifolds to save time taking them off and putting them on !
I am confused by the various experts that tell me:
- definitely put the head gasket "smooth side up"
and the other experts that tell me:
- definitely put the head gasket "smooth side down"
Does anybody have an old gasket with only one oil hole? If yes, is it
smooth side up or down?
I have put both "smooth side down" and have had troubles. I think my
problems stem from overheating but not positive yet. I took the TR3A on
a trip of a couple of hundred miles, over mountain passes about 4500
feet, and did get very hot!
I haven't found anywhere in the shop manual to help me out. I think
Haynes said "put it with the word TOP up" but of course the new Payen
gaskets down have the word TOP on their gaskets
I would appreciate advice and lister's expertise ... but I don't want to
count the "ups" and "downs" to determine the answer
1960 TR3A TS65713L
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