Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2006 03:19:17 GMT
From: James Sweet <>
Subject: Re: '88 900S head gasket?

Dave Hinz wrote: > On Tue, 24 Jan 2006 18:44:19 GMT, Paul Halliday <> wrote: > > >>Catch the job quick enough and it's literally, pull the head, change the >>gasket and pop the head back on with no need for all that skimming and >>strip-down. While the head is off, it's good to have a cursory look over >>chambers for signs of abnormal wear and impending failure :) > > > Pay special attention to the head in the area directly between the #2 > and #3 exhaust valves. > > Dave > What tends to happen there? Cracks? At this point I intend to do a leakdown test and beyond that I will likely just pull the head. The cost and time it would take me to find someone to do chemical tests on the fluid is not worth it when I have access to a full machine shop with all the tools needed to do the mechanical work. The fact that nobody mentioned any real sticky points in R&R of the head makes me feel a lot better about the job, some cars I've done have been very easy (Volvo 240), others were an absolute nightmare (Porsche 924 Turbo comes to mind.)

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