[V8] Oil Leak from Heads

Ron Wainwright ron_01056 at yahoo.com
Fri Jan 5 17:15:56 EST 2007

 Did the mechanic use the rite head gaskets? The 3.6 &
4.2 head gaskets are diffrent!

Ron Mit 5spd smile :-)

Date: Fri, 05 Jan 2007 10:52:32 -0800
From: Paul Jager <pjager at telus.net>
Subject: Re: [V8] Oil Leak from Heads
To: quattro + 5 or 8 = fun <thequattroking at yahoo.com>,
V8 Audi Fans
	<v8 at audifans.com>
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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 
> 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 
> used car sales said the same thing - distributor
seals. But the 
> 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 at
> the corners of the block, near the edges - something
like a 1/4" 
> 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 use
> some sort of compound around that area for extra
> Paul

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