WHAT CAUSES A BLOWN HEAD GASKET?

  • Tiny
  • sherrybondwebb
  • 1996 Ford Mustang
  • 163,000 miles

What causes blown head gasket?

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012 AT 1:17 AM

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  • Tiny
  • caradiodoc
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  • 24,972 posts

Warped cylinder head from overheating the engine. Corroded gasket from acids that build up in coolant.

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Wednesday, August 8th, 2012 AT 1:28 AM
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  • CJ MEDEVAC
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THERE COULD BE SEVERAL CAUSES

HERE'S A FEW

HEAD(S) NOT TORQUED CORRECTLY. WRONG TORQUE. DID NOT USE TIGHTENING SEQUENCE. DID NOT TORQUE IN STEPS

WARPED HEADS RE-INSTALLED WITHOUT PROPER MACHINING

ENGINE OVERHEATED---HEADS WARPED

EXPECTING THE ENGINE TO PERFORM BEYOND THE INTENDED CAPABILITIES IT IS PRESENTLY BUILT FOR

THE MEDIC

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Wednesday, August 8th, 2012 AT 1:32 AM

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