When I said 'in the next couple of weeks, I did mean it but still not got it done! too busy driving it!Wally2 wrote:Hi all,
Going to do the cylinder head swap in the next couple of weeks, got all the bits including a shinny copper head gasket. The manual says not to put any jointing compound or grease on the joint, which is what I did last time and ended up with a water leak on refilling the radiator. The leak sealed after running the engine up to temperature but after a couple of hundred miles has returned.
So have any of you used any jointing compound or grease when replacing the cylinder head gasket? If so can you recommend any particular type? Or should I do as the manual says and leave it dry?
Had the 'new' head skimmed and valves checked - it appears that it has not been converted to unleaded as it doesnt have hardened valve seats (asper the ad on fleabay!)! Never mind I'II just keep putting the additive in. Good job I had the valves checked as one was not operating properly and the guys had to take it out and refit it properly.
So just got to get my finger out and get it put on - Maybe come winter time!!