Originally Posted by BumpinVTEC
had car fixed by a reputable shop in my area, had to get head gasket installed and head milled again.. it was warped 10 thousandths..which is a lot meaning H.A.S probably never milled the head in the first place..Oh...and they installed a head gasket meant for a d16a1 (single cam non-vtec 87-89 integra)..wow! i have a d16y8...thanks alot haspecialist...scumbags...
I had a shop install a headgasket for D15Y3 in my D15B7. Runs fine after 100k. Prolly same part.
I think a D16Y8 uses a MLS gasket (metal layers) and requires a head flat to .001 spec. and an almost mirror finish (very flat and smooth).
.01 would be way to much and probably require the head be straightened then milled. I'd suspect the cam was binding if it was that warped.
You can straighten by bolting down to a plate with shims and heating in an oven (in a shop).
Definitely want to check the block deck too.