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Old 04-25-2010, 10:07 AM   #1
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Default Head gasket problem

I currently own a 94 civic with a d15b vtec engine. I recently blew 2 head gaskets in the space of two days. Any suggestions on what could be the cause of this. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 04-25-2010, 10:09 AM   #2
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Not cleaning out the bolt hole good enough, not torquing bolts right, not re-torquing after a couple heat soaks, junk head gaskets.
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probably you have a warped head or deck. did you get a valve job or take the head to the machine shop to be inspected? this is a must when ever you do the valve job. also replace the head bolts too. this is recommended when you buy the gasket for a reason. they do stretch sometimes. better safe than sorry. also i personally recommend dealer head gaskets. yes i know they are a whole 30 bucks more but i sleep better and my cars run for a fey years before i have to do them again...if i ever do. and of course what nothing shocking said is also true. as is the torque wrench you used. was the torque wrench calibrated correctly? has it been stored in a very well manner? or banged around in a tool box and dropped often? mine are in a foam padded drawer in my box with other sensitive tools

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Thanks for the help guys. I had 2 head bolts that were damaged. Will change all the head bolts and see what happens from there.
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i would also get the head checked for warpage
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absolutely check the deck and head for warpage at this point, despite your findings about the bolts. this can be accomplished with a legitimate straightedge and feeler gauge, but ideally it should be perfectly flat with the straightedge.
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