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Postby Gez97r » Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:30 pm

Alright lads so I've done a headgasket (no surprise round here...) Just wondering wether I should have the head tested to see if it is warped or damaged at all info appreciated !
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Re: Head gasket

Postby BillyCorgi » Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:23 pm

If you are removing the heads yourself, do the inital rudimentary tests with a straight edge and feeler gauges to determine the initial condition/flatness of the heads (and block).
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Re: Head gasket

Postby vinshonz » Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:07 pm

get it checked out 100%...

i know someone on this forum who thought they did their head gasket.. got built motor in and realised it was just a thermostat LOL
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Re: Head gasket

Postby Gez97r » Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:58 pm

Thing is though had it pressure tested and there is a leak in cyl1 and its pumping coolant out the overflow under decent load so I'm thinking its definitely more than just the thermostat, I just don't want to have to spend 2k and send it to all drive subie if its not completely necessary ya know !
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Re: Head gasket

Postby Surge » Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:57 am

I would take the heads to a machine shop and ask them to resurface them.

I used to work at a suby dealership and they would always get that done. Otherwise expect the issue to return soon after you do the job.
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