[V6-12v] Head Gasket Job Imminent
james_whitehouse1 at yahoo.co.uk
Mon Jul 31 11:29:21 EDT 2006
I did the 1/4 turn on the head gaskets when I took off the intake manifold to do the valley pan gasket (it's supposed to be 1/4 turn re-tighten every time you remove the intake manifold, up to a maximum of two re-tightens, if memory serves...). The leak has occurred since then, so I'm assuming the head gasket is actually buggered.
Brian O'Neill <briano_72 at yahoo.com> wrote: i did the 1/4 turn thing to my car, it helped alot, i thought for a few days it may have cured it, but she still leaks, but it is way lower !! and its been at least a year now. its not really a "need to check your oil weekly" thing, its just that it smells and will give out smoke signals sitting in drive threws.
mike <mikemk40 at yahoo.com> wrote: James
Mine was leaking oil from there when I got it and was
still leaking 4 years (& 60k miles) later when I
upgraded to my S4. I did look into doing the gaskets
but its not a trivial job by any means so I treated
it as a sort of rolling oil change. Mine used maybe a
litre every 2000 miles and never seemed to get any
This is an opinion that says you can cure it by
tightening the head bolts but I cant remember the
details (1/4 turn when stone stone cold rings a
.anyone help here?)
If you want it I think I have an evaluation copy of
the Bentley cd knocking about somewhere
> On 7/28/06, James Whitehouse
> > Hi All,
> > It looks like my head gasket is seeping around the
> inner-V so I'll have to
> > do the inevitable job soon. It's just oil so far
> and no obvious signs of an
> > internal leak (no performance problems, oil or
> bubbles in expansion tank,
> > etc.).
> > I have a problem in that my Audi manual from Erwin
> has expired and they want
> > a whopping £279 for 30 days use to reactivate it.
> The last time I subscribed
> > two years ago, it was only £20 for a year so this
> has caught me out
> > somewhat.
> > I don't really want to go in blind and do a head
> gasket job. I know this
> > engine fairly well, but not that well! Does
> anyone have procedural diagrams
> > available, or is there a site with such a thing?
> You can't get 'Bentley's'
> > covering this model of car in the UK as far as I'm
> > Cheers,
> > James
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