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Old 10-29-2011, 01:22 PM   #1
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okay guys I have a resurfaced head and block but I have taken the head off about 4 times (and torqued down) and put about 30 miles at the most on the motor. I'm about to put a new HG because the one in there is leaking. Do you guys think I will need to resurface the head or should I be good?
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No need to resurface the head.
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okay guys I have a resurfaced head and block but I have taken the head off about 4 times (and torqued down) and put about 30 miles at the most on the motor. I'm about to put a new HG because the one in there is leaking. Do you guys think I will need to resurface the head or should I be good?
If you blew 4 headgaskets in the last 30 miles, I think you should at least have it checked. Something obviously isn't right...
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I didnt blow 4 HG.... heres the story
i did a 1 layer first time then cr was goonna be at like 12:8 so i took it out and did the other 2 layers
then i said f it took it off again and put a new one in
i put it on upside down so it was leaking alot
then i took a used one i had and put it in this one looked ok but it had hella miles
and is leaking too
oil (alot)
so i ordered a brand new one this time
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I didnt blow 4 HG.... heres the story
i did a 1 layer first time then cr was goonna be at like 12:8 so i took it out and did the other 2 layers
then i said f it took it off again and put a new one in
i put it on upside down so it was leaking alot
then i took a used one i had and put it in this one looked ok but it had hella miles
and is leaking too
oil (alot)
so i ordered a brand new one this time
Wow. Unfortunately that seems as though there was lot of effort that was rather wasted
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Aka NOOB
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Practice makes perfect!

If the head and block have been milled, make sure your dowel pins aren't keeping those corners of the head from seating all the way (can cause oil leaks)...
Check them to see if they need milled down too...
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im going to mill them down a bit anyways. my question is do you guys think the head needs to be resurfaced or should i be good
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put a precision straightedge on it and see what feeler gauges can go under it if any. I think factory manual says .002" is max warpage. but if there is any warpage, I just get it decked anyways.
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I dont have a straightedge or the money to buy it right now... I will eventually check it when I get the money...

BTW... how do heads lose their straightness??? is it once is torqued down, or if it over heats or the miles or what.... because even though I am not sure... after 40 miles it doesn't sound like alot of miles for it to need a resurfacing or does it because it has been torqued 4 times or what?
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