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2G Damage to my replacement head gasket

Posted by Ces4rDSM, Jun 20, 2019

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  1. Ces4rDSM

    Ces4rDSM Proven Member

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    When installing arps some holes had fluids, ik some holes fornthe studs arensupposed to have oil since they are oil passages, but some fluids seemed to be water of some sort.

    My head gasket got a little bruised by my head as i put it on top and then removed it on my own (very heavy), i
    Would it be fine ? They are like little dents and one hole for coolant seemed to be enlarged a little by a side dent within the hole. Just curious.
    Where the cams sit, forgot the name of the whole cavity im doing this on my break at work, there was milky oil due to hg leak, i cleaned best as i could, i was planning on using decent oil to recirculate the milky oil leftover on the linings of the metal. Then at certain miles put a better quality oil.
     

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  2. rabenne

    rabenne Proven Member

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    You will probably need pictures if you want any useful advice. Please post them up and I am sure opinions will come flying at you
     

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  3. motomattx

    motomattx Proven Member

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    Head gaskets are cheap enough, I would replace it if its deformed in any way at all.
     

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  4. Ces4rDSM

    Ces4rDSM Proven Member

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    I made these little indentures on it accidently with the head :/
     

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  5. DogWhistle

    DogWhistle Proven Member

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    Thanks for posting up pictures. As Motto said, head gaskets are cheap enough to be well worth it. In our cars, the head gaskets play a crucial role, and even if it held for a while, it could cause problems later.

    It’s hard to have patience for a setback like this, but it pales compared to what your setback could be if it fails.
     

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  6. techboy

    techboy Proven Member

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    If you got milky oil in your head from a previous head gasket blow, you might want to consider taking your head to a machine shop to have it cleaned. Your not doing head work per say, so it shouldn't cost too much. Hard to know how bad it really is, if you have a pic that might help.
     

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  7. Ces4rDSM

    Ces4rDSM Proven Member

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    I already assembled everything without taking to machine shop to get cleaned. Before i closed i cleaned the head as much as i could to get rid of chocolate goo, wasnt a lot but still causes problems, I also left the hg how it was. Im planning to do a timing belt rebuild along with a good hg. For next time I really need this car running at the moment.
     

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