Mick D wrote:Hi
Is it an anomaly with the photo or is there an area of cylinder block face missing where you have circled and annotated No 3?
This would be co-incident with where the blow past / damage to the gasket occurred and probably the cause of it.
I wouldn't be confident that a new gasket won't be ruined in a short time unless this face is restored.
daveleek wrote:Are any of your cylinder liners protruding above surface , it looks like a bad crack in photo 4 to the left . I had oil leak problems that I couldnt cure , I had the head and barrel skimmed , head was warped and 2 liners were above the surface , just done 100 miles retorqued twice and its oiltight at the moment , there is no lock-down here thankfully [at the moment] I only put RTV around the push-rod tunnels [ Permatex HT]suposedly a higher temperature rating than the Loctite product , an old-boy once told me not to use silicone on a head gasket because its super slippery ,blimey Ime now an old-boy. It appears that once your rtv had deteriated through heat the compression had an easy escape route,
It seems there are a lot of contributing factors there.
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