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Old 03-20-2012, 02:26 PM   #11
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Not to mention little knicks that may have been overlooked, thay can cause the headgasket to go too
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Old 03-20-2012, 02:29 PM   #12
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suppose i do the compression test and/or leak test and they come back good.
should i still be concerned about the straightness of the deck or head?
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Old 03-20-2012, 03:19 PM   #13
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It used to be nearly mandatory to have them both checked any time you take the head off. Not so many people do it now-a-days with aluminum blocks/heads, but it something to look at closely if you have continual blown gaskets.
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