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Author Topic: Augusta Head Gasket Failure  (Read 2132 times)
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« on: 18 October, 2010, 09:50:16 PM »

Here's a photo showing where my head gasket failed on the way home from the French Rally last month. It sounded like a machine gun, so I imagined it was an exhaust leak. It didn't loose any water, just compression!
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« Reply #1 on: 18 October, 2010, 10:22:00 PM »

It's sometimes hard to be sure where exactly a head gasket has failed.  No uncertainty in this instance!

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« Reply #2 on: 21 October, 2010, 09:10:37 AM »

wow  Shocked thats certainly blown propperly!!!

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« Reply #3 on: 30 January, 2021, 12:42:54 AM »

The dreaded hot corner John.  When I modified a head for twin exhaust ports, at Bill Smith's suggestion, I drilled and tapped in 5 copper heat pipes and cooled them on the outside with a water filled capsule.  It works but I should have thought ahead and extended the water space to cover the area of the original exhaust port.  Peter Renou.
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