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Offline giz.neal

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Mk series Head Gaskets
« on: 18 Apr 2016 at 13:35 »
Gents,

Just received new head gaskets from the Club, on fitting should I apply a light grease coat or fit dry?

Yours in hope/

Offline eddie

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Re: Mk series Head Gaskets
« Reply #1 on: 18 Apr 2016 at 17:25 »
Fit them dry - then check the head nuts regularly until the gaskets stop bedding down. The modern non-asbestos gaskets seem to squeeze down more than the original gaskets - often resulting in premature gasket failure. Applying a coat of Coppaslip to the stud threads also helps.
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