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Fw: [turbobike] Re: SOHC Honda headgasket problem

Rick (gsxr1100@ptw.com)
Thu, 20 May 1999 07:29:14 -0700

----- Original Message -----
From: Rick <gsxr1100@ptw.com>
To: John C Williamson <john.williamson5@virgin.net>
Sent: Thursday, May 20, 1999 6:25 AM
Subject: Re: [turbobike] Re: SOHC Honda headgasket problem


> I would try like john said but I use Yamabond on the head gasket.
> Silicone gasket sealer made things worse than nothing at all for me.
> If that doesn't work then try oringing the cylinder.
>
> Turbo Rick
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>
>
> > Slightly more seriously, make sure that the gasget is well annealed, and
> > that the surface of the head / block is FLAT and not polished. A
flycutter
> > usually used to machine the surfaces leaves a 'machining' pattern on the
> > surfaces. This 'bites' into the gasket and holds it into position. Make
> sure
> > that the surfaces are fully degreased, and then use a SMALL (I mean very
> > small smear!) smear of silicone gasket sealer (very thinly!) around all
> the
> > bore edges, and oilways. This stops the capilliary effect that actually
> > makes the oil penetrate under the gasket, which allows the gasket to
blow
> > out of position. Try to get stronger studs as they probably lift /
stretch
> > under boost.
> >
> > John Williamson
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: Joe Allan <beak@seaside.net>
> > To: <turbobike@natvideo.com>
> > Sent: 20 May 1999 06:13
> > Subject: [turbobike] Re: SOHC Honda headgasket problem
> >
> >
> > > Hello All;
> > >   Just came back from trying out my supercharged 750 Hondamatic dirt
> > > dragger, goes good but after the 10th run down the track the copper
head
> > > gasket blew :-(  Pulling it apart tomorrow....any hints??
> > >   Stock studs only allow 16 pounds torque.
> > >  Joe Allan
> > >  Vancouver Island
> > >  Canada
> > >
> > >
> >
>