Ok so I'm at the halfway point of a head gasket replacement on this car. As much as I have STRESSED the fact that the heads NEED to be taken in for inspection, the lady I'm doing this for is just flat broke. I already had to loan her money to get the gasket kit. Problem is the car has to leave my driveway within 72 hours and she doesn't get paid for 2 weeks. I visually inspected the heads for cracks and cleaned them with a grinder/aluminum head attachment as evenly as possible. I used a straight edge metal ruler to check for any major warping and all seems fine however I can't heat the thing up to really see nor do I have any micro-measuring tools. I'm using Felpro gaskets and my thought was to use a copper gasket sealant to help with any minute problems however I believe you're not supposed to use anything on these gaskets. Is there anything else I can do besides cross my fingers to help ensure a successful replacement?
Wednesday, August 15th, 2012 AT 10:23 PM