head gasket failure - confirmed

John S. Lagnese jlagnese at massed.net
Thu Aug 24 13:46:38 EDT 2006

Its got to be slight surface rust, so a hone should do the trick!
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "tmb" <the_questionist at yahoo.com>
To: "audifans" <quattro at audifans.com>
Sent: Thursday, August 24, 2006 1:41 PM
Subject: head gasket failure - confirmed

> well, the head gasket gave out, but thankfully it
> wasn't because of a failure in the head.  it was
> because of a couple big dents and scratches on
> the surface of the head which happened while the
> head was beign dropped into place.
> assuming the head is salvagable, i'm going to
> have it sent out to be skimmed.  i've already got
> the 20V gasket ready to go and some stock
> headbolts.  because quite a few hi-boost 10V
> owners have recommended them, i'm going to be
> getting the ARP head stud kit.
> however, one thing that's causing me some concern
> is corrosion in cylinder #5.  that's where the
> head gasket failed.  it was pulling in all sorts
> of coolant for about a week or 2, so it looks
> pretty manky.
> i'm going to assume that a quick honing will
> clean it up properly, but that's only cuz i want
> something to go right for me here...
> i've included a link to the pix i've taken of the
> head, head gasket, and block, so if anyone that
> has been in this position before can offer me
> some guidance, i'm all ears.  thanks again!
> http://tinyurl.com/o3uoq
> jason
> tmb
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