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    Head Gasket Quetion

    Does the factory put permatex on the head gasket. Pulled mine off tonight and it had sealant (not tack) on it. Never seen a head gasket with sealant. Just wondering if this motor has been torn into before.


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    The factory does not use sealent on the head gasket I don't know why someone would do that on a head gasket

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    Yeah it was definatly right stuff or something similar. When i pulled the head off the gasket came apart in 4 layers towards the middle. The ends were still sandwiched tight but not the middle. Im guessing thats how I got coolant in the oil... any other possible ways i should double check?

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    The OEM gasket is multi-layered... riveted together on all four corners

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    Do they normally seperate?

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    Yep!

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    So Maybe I didnt blow the gasket and its somewhere else that im losing coolant into the oil...

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    The gasket is separated when new... your gasket was very possibly still blown.

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    My dads stage 3+ blows most of the coolant out the overflow tube on the coolant tank I don't know why riva has taken it apart acouple times and still don't know why. Fill up your tank and Check to see when you rev it up if it blows out the overflow

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    O I didn't read the part about coolant in the oil if it's not your head gasket check your oil cooler my dads ski had a pin hole in his which got coolant in the oil and cost a $8000 motor

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