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    simple question about my new head gasket and coolant

    3 weeks ago i change my head gasket because my coolant was burning and i have some small black thing in my bottle of coolant ( piece of head gasket)

    i put some brand new coolant and yesterday i see some small black thing in my bottle of coolant
    do you think my head gasket is blow up again or is just the residu from last time
    i full my bottle almost to the top and my coolant is lower today
    do you think when my coolant is hot the coolant expand and the excess of coolant exit from the overflow tubing

    thanks
    sorry again for my english


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    What did you torque your head down to???did you have the head decked or checked for trueness???did you rinse/flush your cooling system after the fact???its possible it is old gasket that was still in the water jacket/lines just surfacing...as far as your lose of fluid,it could be that the system had air pockets and finally "burped" them out causing the coolant to lower....keep an eye on it to make sure it doesnt go down any more..

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    i torque my head with the spec from brp
    and i send my head to a machine shop to have my head perfectly flat
    i did not rinse my coolant system i just flush the old and put new one.
    Quote Originally Posted by Snoman View Post
    What did you torque your head down to???did you have the head decked or checked for trueness???did you rinse/flush your cooling system after the fact???its possible it is old gasket that was still in the water jacket/lines just surfacing...as far as your lose of fluid,it could be that the system had air pockets and finally "burped" them out causing the coolant to lower....keep an eye on it to make sure it doesnt go down any more..

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    The black thing could be the paint flaking from the coolant passage around the cylinders. Noticed mine doing that last time I had the head off.

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    i will check the coolant after my next ride

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