So I blew a head gasket at 2500 miles on new build.
ej22t with 5857 turbo at 25psi on cometic. 027 thick gaskets. Using Arp head studds tq 30/60/90 ft/lbs.
The block was decked and heads surface cut. Are cometic gaskets not that great or something? What are you big power guys using for head gaskets and studds?
Car busted a heater hose so I repaird that. Filled with coolant only to have the car idle rough and spit coolant out the exhaust. Damn thing... kinda figured the gasket blew when the hose busted.