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sdaddy 02-09-2013 03:09 PM

Help - Did I Mess Up a Head Install?
 
After carefully cleaning the block surface, etc., I have just finished torqueing the new head bolts and.... panic!

Little tabs are sticking out at the front and rear of the exhaust side. They have small brass grommets.
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-L...0/DSCN6997.jpg

Looking at the old gasket, I can see the same tabs but I can't recall if they stuck out.
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-M...0/DSCN6998.jpg

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-9...0/DSCN6999.jpg

The tab with the three bumps is exhaust side and front of the motor. Did I install the gasket the wrong way??

ZXthrizzle05 02-10-2013 01:15 AM

no that I believe is normal. the best way to find out is drop coolant in the reservoir and if it isn't installe correctly there will be coolant leaking everywhere from the head to the block

amc49 02-11-2013 04:31 AM

A quick checker for gasket on right...............

ZXthrizzle05 02-11-2013 09:55 AM

You'll also know when you put it on and ALL holes don't allign up correctly


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