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Old 02-23-2018, 01:23 PM
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Default Help with head gasket

Just recently noticed itís time to replace my head gasket and I was just woundering if it would be better to get a thicker one or a thinner one.
 
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I woudnt bother, the compression difference is nearly nothing. I'd focus more on getting a good quality gasket.
 
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Old 02-23-2018, 04:17 PM
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Originally Posted by bumpin96monte View Post
I woudnt bother, the compression difference is nearly nothing. I'd focus more on getting a good quality gasket.
thank you just thought I would ask
 
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Old 02-24-2018, 08:05 PM
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Don't change the gasket thickness unless you have the heads milled or block decked. A thicker gasket could potentially throw off pushrod size length
 
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Originally Posted by turbo monte View Post
Don't change the gasket thickness unless you have the heads milled or block decked. A thicker gasket could potentially throw off pushrod size length
Completely agree with Turbo monte on gasket thickness. If you don't get heads plained ,make sure you get the mating surface's clean I only use a wire wheel on a die grinder because it won't grind away the surface like buffing pads and usually will get into most of the crevices
 
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Old 02-24-2018, 10:18 PM
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Thank I’ll be keeping this all in mind the more I look into it looks like im going to pull the engine and rebuild it with better part in it
 
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Any recommend rebuilt kits
 
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If that's route your thinking buy a new or rebuilt from a reputable source, they come with a warranty.
 
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Old 03-02-2018, 04:42 PM
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Don't touch the bottom end, they are super strong. If you have a bottom end issue go get another engine. It's cheaper to replace the bottom end then to rebuild it.

I don't use a wire wheel to clean gasket surface do to brissles can come off and fall into the cylinder. I just use a razor blade and acetone.
 

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