Re: 230 head gasket thickness

[Follow Ups] [Post Followup] [Dodge Power Wagon Forum]

Posted by Torvald [] on Sunday, June 30, 2024 at 15:44:29 :

In Reply to: Re: 230 head gasket thickness posted by Kaegi [] on Sunday, June 30, 2024 at 13:27:28 :

This low compression of the head gasket is a bit of an eye opener for me, it explains why it's so important to have no warp in the head or block, and proper torque on the head bolts; it doesn't take much warp or improper torque before there isn't any compression of the gasket at all.
The thickest gasket that I measured was .077" - .078". It was copper faced on both sides, but had blown out between cylinders 5 & 6. So I'm thinking that I hadn't done a good job on torqueing the head bolts.

Follow Ups:

Post a Followup

Optional Link
Optional Image Link

(1) Type your Message (2) Load New Code (3) Type new code into box. (4) Click "Post Message" button