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blown head gaskets - machine short block?
Posted 12 June 2004 - 06:29 PM
I'm going to have to put new HGs on when I take it apart anyway, and I plan to have the heads milled flat at a machine shop at that time.
Should I have the shop mill the short block flat as well? thanks.
Posted 14 June 2004 - 06:57 PM
Posted 14 June 2004 - 08:17 PM
I have another set of heads in my garage that are not warped at all, and have the same mileage on them as my Brat's heads. Go figure.
I will also say that my Brat ran just fine with heads warped three times the allowed limit, and the head gaskets were not blown. I thought they were, but was mistaken. Had them milled anyway before assembly - cost was $35 per head (same price for ANY aluminium head). Used brand new Fel-Pro gaskets, and nary a leak to be seen for the 1000 miles I've driven so far. I'm not careful with it either - I shift at 6,000 every time.
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