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Old 10-07-2012, 11:17 PM   #1
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Join Date: May 2009
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: fast performance tuning
02 billet crank
pauter rods, pt5857, E85

Default blown head gasket on new build questions

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.
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