[V8] Oil Leak from Heads
jpburns3 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 5 15:36:33 EST 2007
Hi Paul, thanks for the info.
Could you tell me the torque specs for the headbolts? I have no Bentley.
On 1/5/07, Paul Jager <pjager at telus.net> wrote:
> No I mean the HEAD gaskets.
> Combustion chamber, cooling system sealing is fine. Engines will run great
> just piss out oil when cold.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: quattro + 5 or 8 = fun [mailto:thequattroking at yahoo.com]
> Sent: January 5, 2007 10:42 AM
> To: pjager at telus.net; V8 Audi Fans
> Subject: Re: [V8] Oil Leak from Heads
> i assume u mean valve cover gaskets.
> not head gaskets.
> PARTING: 1972 Mercedes Benz 280 SE 4.5
> PARTING: 1986 Audi 4000 CS quattro
> > From: Paul Jager <pjager at telus.net>
> > Reply-To: <pjager at telus.net>
> > Date: Thu, 04 Jan 2007 10:34:15 -0800
> > To: <v8 at audifans.com>
> > Subject: Re: [V8] Oil Leak from Heads
> > I think a large number of oil leaking V8's are actually from the heads.
> > Initially most people would say the distributor seals etc etc. but I
> > that is not the culprit. When I got this v8 '93 4.2 with 100K Km's on it
> > used car sales said the same thing - distributor seals. But the service
> > record showed new head gaskets at 50K and when I drove it they were
> > leaking. The leak got worse to now at 180K it was quite bad, at full
> > oil press 3-5 bar.
> > So we torqued the driver's side head and the leak is way way down. Now I
> > have to do the other side.
> > We opened up a 928S4 engine yesterday and the oil feed to the heads are
> > the corners of the block, near the edges - something like a 1/4" passage
> > through there. For the V8 this would be rear drivers side and front
> > passenger. Again I don't think there is quite enough surface for a
> > bullet proof seal in the V8 block. If I were to pull the heads I would
> > some sort of compound around that area for extra sealing.
> > Paul
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