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KE11376HE - which head gasket?


davidbradley

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Hi
I just bought a Vitesse with a replacement engine.
The guy was selling because the exhaust steamed all the time, and water was getting into the oil. He thought it was a cracked block, as he's had the head pressure tested.
Having looked up the engine number I think it's from a GT6, and should have recessed bores.
I think the gasket should have a tag/tab, but I dont know if this is visible with the head on, where it should be, or indeed what it looks like.
I cant see anything that looks right, but as I say I dont know what to look for.
Does anyone know if I should have a tabbed gasket & where to look to see if the wrong one is fitted.
I'd like to diagnose before I start work, if at all possible
Thanks

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david,
the tab should be at the rear of the cylinder head on the nearside under the blanking  plug for the oilway drilling to feed the rockers. it sould be around 3/4" by 1/2" in size.
if there isn't a tag there is a possibility that the wrong h/gasket is fitted from an earlier engine without the compression rings although i doubt it as the head studs are smaller on the earlier engines(3/8" compared to 7/16" on the mk2 engine)which would require enlarging the holes to fit over the late studs.

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esxefi wrote:

if there isn't a tag there is a possibility that the wrong h/gasket is fitted from an earlier engine without the compression rings although i doubt it as the head studs are smaller on the earlier engines(3/8" compared to 7/16" on the mk2 engine)which would require enlarging the holes to fit over the late studs.

WHAT !!

There are two gaskets available for Mk 2 engines.
Prior to 1973 used a flat face on the block after that recessed at the bores, the head gasket for later block identifiable by tab at back of the block.

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Richard_B wrote:
Wot he said.

There are three types of head gasket;
  • MkI 2000 (in copper)
  • MkII 2000/2.5 pre recessed ring
  • MkII 2000/2.5 post recessed ring (with tag at rear of head)


ps there is also the 1600 jobbie but thats another kettle of fish.


Read my post again, "two types of gasket for MK 2 engine"

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