08-16-2012, 06:32 PM #1
Head resurface question, can I or do I?
I have a blown head gasket, so yes theres my water leak. What I found was, that there are very little pockets, where I think the water was boiled off, I dont want to reinstall it though as is, it wouldnt take much to resurface it, do I need to pull the valves first? Heck can I even do it? The intakes look very, very close.
08-16-2012, 06:51 PM #2
08-16-2012, 06:55 PM #3
08-16-2012, 09:30 PM #4
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if you have access to a granite block i.e. machine shop some 320 glued down to it will do the trick just do figure 8's!
08-17-2012, 09:35 AM #5
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as stated above- you can indeed resurface the head. typical rule of thumb is to remove no more than 0.004 of an inch, on either surface. be sure to check the fsm. spinyard- good call on the granite block...favorite trick at the shop for resurfacing corroded fuel pump blocks on 1200 pv carbs...note, stepping up to 400 and even 600 wouldn't be a bad idea, if you decide to tackle it yourself. fair warning: try to have as few of splits in the sand paper as possible. If performed at a machine shop, request a pressure test to ensure proper seal of the mating surface and the valve seals.
08-17-2012, 06:26 PM #6
08-17-2012, 06:55 PM #7
Use a stock headgasket when you seal it back up bro. IMO the Riva is no better.
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