Power loss and white smoke

Peter Schulz pcschulz at comcast.net
Tue Apr 11 07:35:35 EDT 2006

IMHO, I would not agree with Bernie about the longetivity of the 
headgasket, especially the non metal ones..

Over time and multiple previous owners, who can ensure that the head 
has not overheated?  Are you going to trust the MFTS? LOL
Increased boost pressure with an upgraded cheap can reduce a 
compromised headgasket's life even further...

Audi eventually went to a metal headgasket, but I still observed that 
as late as 1995 they still used the paper type ones on the S6 AAN motor.

I've observed a number of failures first and second hand...ask my 
friend Ray Tomlinson....


At 11:17 PM 4/10/2006, Bernie Benz wrote:

>My post copies are not going to the list, so if you wish to repost this for
>list FYI, OK.
>IMO, I5 head gaskets are bullet proof and not age dependent, unless the
>engine has been overheated enough to warp the head, which can cause
>immediate failure unless the head has been planed.

-Peter Schulz
Chelmsford Ma, USA

1991 200 20v Q Avant Titan Grey
1991 200 20v Q Avant Indigo Mica
1991 90 20v Q Red

1990 CQ silver (awaiting S2 engine transplant)
1991 CQ silver  (potentially replacing the 1990 for  the transplant
1990 CQ red ( to part or not)

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