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headgasket for high compression

Discussion in 'HYBRID -> ED-EF / DA' started by MRG719, Jun 8, 2010.

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    MRG719 New Member

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    Found a b18a with domed pistons 11.5:1 compression it needs a headgasket is the engine worth buying. It was just rebuilt but the headgasket is leaking was wondering what kind of issue I'm gonna run into with the higher compression. Was gonna get a performance gasket and arp head studs what else is recommended. Complete motor for 75 bucks
     
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    K2e2vin Senior Member

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    You could use an OEM head gasket; 11.5 is not a huge jump from the B18C's stock 11.1

    Only issue I'd be worried about is if the block or head needs milling.
     
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    Do I get a gasket for a b18a or b18c
     
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    arp studs

    Bought an engine with arp studs took the head off should I remove the studs and reinstall hand tight then torque or just leave them the way they are
     
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    If they're already still tight you can just leave them. The studs themselves are only supposed to be installed hand-tight(snug then quarter-turn) and the nuts are torqued. Remember to make sure the studs are lubed before torquing them down.
     
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    rod bolts

    Will I need arp rod bolts or will my stock work ok
     
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