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ls vtec head gasket

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by lsvteccrx, Aug 19, 2004.

  1. lsvteccrx

    lsvteccrx Senior Member

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    when i installed my head on my lsvtec motor,(95 block,99 b16 head) i blew my head gasket in about 10 minutes. when i pulled the hesd back off, i noticed that the 2 copper rings toward the back of the motor (by the #4 cylinder), were crushed. On my new gasket, I removed those 2 rings, and when i got everything back together, my enine still runs fine with no headgasket problems.......
    My theory is that the first headgasket that didn't last because when i torqued the head down, i was actually crushing those copper rings near the #4 cylinder, rather than the surface of the headgasket, so it didnt seal properly. The second time, the copper rings were'nt interfering with the sealing surface between the block and the head.
    Just figured this might help someone out .:D
     
  2. Sirrom0206

    Sirrom0206 New Member

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    But they were manufactured onto the gasket.
    Are you saying I should cut them off?

    I will be installing my head in ten minute now I have doubt.
     
  3. INJEN78

    INJEN78 HS LEGEND

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    threads from 04...make a new thread
     
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