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Ecotec sump filling with coolant...

Discussion in 'VR - VS Holden Commodore (1993 - 1997)' started by IBLOWN, Apr 21, 2016.

  1. Wozza

    Wozza Well-Known Member

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    Hell of a way to find out a tool is faulty :( but at least you know what happened.....much better than the shoulder shrug with a touch of suck it and see :)
     
  2. immortality

    immortality No more smoky bacon :( Staff Member

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    Well at least it's not something more major, so it's cost you 2 sets of gaskets, some time and maybe some hair follicles, better than a full rebuilt :)

    You should be able to get your wrench re-calibrated.
     
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  3. IBLOWN

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    Exactly. Atleast i know what was wrong! I wont be getting this POS calibrated, i'll borrow someones good one for a few hours lol.
     
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    VS_Pete Donating Member

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    That sucks.
    Anyway good to see u got it sorted hope all goes well now.
     
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    I've re used Cometics on my own car with no issue. may be a saving for ya there. Drill the rivets and after lots of thinners to remove the viton, spray with copper spray layer by layer and place them onto the block as you go

    I'd never do it for a customer but on my own has been sweet 4 or 5 times lol
     
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    Problem is, this whole exercise was because the Cometics were leaking. I didnt deck the block when i built the motor. The finish is no good. I can only run composite.
     
  7. immortality

    immortality No more smoky bacon :( Staff Member

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    Did you use the same torque wrench originally with the cometics as last time with the composite gaskets? Maybe they too were never torqued up correctly?

    Give the cometics a good coating with the copper spray and use a good torque wrench and it will probably be fine.
     
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    That's a bummer to hear :(

    Did you use copper cpray with the gaskets? I've fitted heaps to stock heads and blocks as well as all kinds of grade finishes and never had an issue. Either lucky or Copper spray helped a lot lol.

    That head gasket pop in the pic could also be a fuel or spark issue uncovering stuff too possibly. May be a good idea to flow the injectors just to be sure
     
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    No i used my original wrench, but i lent it to someone and it came back effed...
     
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    Yep, seperated layers and copper sprayed. They leaked coolant as soon as i started the engine at idle lol.

    This new head gasket popped because the studs were only 40ftlbs lol.
     
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    Damn lol. I think I'm gonna get my torque wrench checked to be sure too hahah
     
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    I would lol. Theres places that do calibration. I have the thimble type one that winds up at the handle.
     
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    I will, ta.
     

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