05-10-2006, 12:57 AM #1
thinner head gasket wont go on right
well i got my ski back from the shop and got the stage 1 installed and riva vortec sc impeller. they said the head gasket wont go on right they said. the valve was hitting the piston suposedly???? there was a knocking noise with the thin head gasket. they put on the stock on and it went a way.
somthing sounds fishy to me, i guess we will find out when i bang the high rpms if its gonna hold up or not.
my ski was in the shop because the sc clutch went out with a bang all through the engine. had to pull engine and go through it.
what do you all think about this????
05-10-2006, 08:11 AM #2
i think that sounds real fishy. they don't have the cam timing set right.
DO NOT run your engine like this.
05-10-2006, 09:14 AM #3
Afte reading this,,,your right,,,the cam is deffinately out of time. If I was you, I`d pull the head myself. If the pistons are dented in any way,,,they must be replaced. They will become hotspots and a hole will form right in that very spot. Not to mention the valves although maybe not bent, could have the face bent a bit and will ruin the seats.
05-10-2006, 09:15 AM #4
05-10-2006, 09:22 AM #5
05-10-2006, 04:09 PM #6
Did they install the RR cam chain tensioner? It is needed with the thinner gasket.
05-10-2006, 05:22 PM #7
Originally Posted by psycho rxp
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05-10-2006, 06:10 PM #8
05-12-2006, 12:36 AM #9
i have 32 hrs on my ski right now. sure isnt much for a clutch to last.
05-13-2006, 12:17 PM #10
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I was the tech that did the engine work for Painkiller. the valves werent contacting the piston.... But i was have trouble with the chain tensioner slapping the chain. I replaced the tensioner, and the oil pressure regulator. then i checked the oil pressure at the head and it was within spec. when i would roll the engine over with the rear cover off the chain would go slack for just a sec then it would tighten back up. the only thing we could figure out was the riva racing headgasket. we replaced the head gasket with a factory one and the problem went away... Curious if anyone else has had any problems with the rr headgasket install?
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