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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-17-2012, 01:28 PM Thread Starter
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Daytona 900 head gasket change

What,s the real deal with changing the head gasket with out disturbing the liners???? I have replaced head gaskets on large marine diesels with out disturbing the wet liners. If you do not turn the crank nothing is going to move. Anyone replaced the head gasket without resealing the liners??
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Good question.

I have ripped the head of mine due to latte looking oil. I,m not going to chance NOT resealing liners. All this work and it leaks again... Yeah my names Billy Hunt not ........ Let me know how you go if you decide not to reseal...

What scares me more is having to re-align all the rings in the right places, that's going to take time and allot of patience. Everything will have to be ready to go at that stage, no holding back....
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It's a $10 tube of goo and 10 minutes of your time on a project that's already cost an absolute minimum of $100 and five hours. You could skip it, but the term that comes to mind is "penny wise, pound foolish."

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Kit, when you do this do you have to pull the liners right out? Or can you just lift them a bit, bung on some "$10 goo" and side them back down?

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I don't think you could get a bead of sealant (it's Hylomar Blue they want, BTW) without pulling the liners out of the case; there's not much room there. That said, breaking the seal is the hard part; pulling the liners out after is easy. (And breaking the seal is not very hard on a T3; I'm about to do rings on my 955 and I'll need a special tool to do it.)

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