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 Post subject: Head gasket woes
Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 6:45 pm 
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Hey all, I have to do the head gasket on my XH. So, any hints or tips?
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 Post subject: Re: Head gasket woes
Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 7:09 pm 
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I believe in the technical documents there is a how to guide

Also are you planning to get the head machined / crack tested etc?

But i have noticed lately alot of people are not completely cleaning all of there old gasket of the block causing problems once again
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Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 7:19 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Head gasket woes
Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:03 pm 
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Excellent, thanks heaps :D

 

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 Post subject: Re: Head gasket woes
Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:36 am 
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What are the benefits of the AU gasket. Also do they require any special treatment. Cheers

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:01 pm 
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Feral wrote:
What are the benefits of the AU gasket. Also do they require any special treatment. Cheers


AU multi-layer steel gasket (MLS) are known to be more reliable than the stock standard E-series composite type which gave E-series motors their head gasket issues. In saying that, if you thrash the car from cold, an AU MLS gasket could also fail as quickly as a composite.

I have an AU MLS gasket in my car, dumped all my coolant down the drag strip and still beat my personal best. This was 3 or 4 years now and the car is still running on that same gasket.

There are really no special treatments required, however it is highly recommended that both the head and block surfaces need to be checked to make sure the surfaces are straight and if not, be shaven/decked/straightened. Steel gaskets don't take imperfections lightly...so any imperfections on the mating surface can cause premature failure.

 

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