Step 9: Turn the engine right side up and install the head gaskets, cylinder heads, torque heads, and all the other valves. Measure the thickness of your new intake manifold gaskets. To those that aren't familiar with the "710" oil plug, take a look at the picture on the right. Put on new base gaskets, lubed up the pistons and inner cylinders and sat the cylinders down on the posts. Replicate Picture 3. True or false: a gasket installed upside down may cause loss of oil pressure, overheating, and engine failure ? What is the most likely cause if a head gasket. The pressure from the vent tube displaced the water out of the bottle in under a minute while it was upside down. This requires the head to be 2" off the block surface. Follow the service manual’s instructions to identify markings or construction. 86 carb accord just finished putting new rings, bearings, intake / exhaust mani gaskets, new head gasket, reconditioned the head got it started first go running very nicely, went around the block and then was checking to see how everything was, and theres an oil leak coming from what looks like the head gasket, under the intake manifold, just behind the 2nd piston. This does of course mean I will need to do the Head Gasket and all the other stuff it is wise to do while it’s all apart. I'm installing Vortec heads on a 1979 engine. The gaskets are stamped "TOP" that must be showing before mounting the heads,it is not an uncommon thing to have that occur there are plenty of other folks on the web that were in the same boat. 0025" is measured, we recommend correcting this situation before installing the head gasket. "O-rings can be difficult to live with, so this is somewhat of a compromise. 2) It's a good idea to use ARP head bolts. How to Measure Your Cylinder Head Squish Clearance The "squish" band is a somewhat narrow angle cut into the outer periphery of the combustion chamber that comes into a close clearance proximity with the piston crown outer edges at TDC (Top Dead Center) of crankshaft rotation. Yeah, head gaskets are a one time use. Head gasket?! Sounds like a leaking valve cover gasket. Need instructions for 8qt pressure cooker, model 65999. The UP mark is pierced through the gasket, so if you have the gasket upside down you won't recognize the word. I drive it to school about 75 miles home and back each weekend and the car has yet to leak a drop of oil. However, they are not significantly warped. "Dear Sir, please find enclosed a pirates outfit. If you see the dipstick is hitting the head gasket, then you should know that the head gasket is on upside down. This is a discussion for the topic Head Gaskets Upside down? on the board Engine Mechanical / Electrical. Head-gasket can fail again if you dont address this. From what I read (in non-VW specific material) hogging-out the gasket holes somtimes leads to worse cooling due to a disruption of the coolant pressure gradient. This pair of cylinder head gaskets will fit up to a 4. If you do some research on the forum you will get the specs, most of the time you will need the 3 hole one. That's one scenario. Use a fresh gasket and gasket sealer on both sides. Here's one way to set up the intake manifold/cylinder head interface to prevent vacuum leaks from the crankcase to the head ports: Begin with the heads properly torqued to the block for the final time, and ready to go. Align all the gasket and pan holes with the intake manifold. The head gasket should tell you which side up it should say top on it the side that says top gose up. Yep, head gasket upside down. This does of course mean I will need to do the Head Gasket and all the other stuff it is wise to do while it’s all apart. I just finished reassembling my car with its rebuilt longblock and I drove it about a mile from the shop where they were double checking my work. Anonymous Coward User ID: 47106638 United States 09/24/2013 08:50 AM Report Abusive Post. Does that make sense? Anyway, has anyone ever seen this before? I was surprised to find it. Leakage would indicate worn seat or clearance in the guides, needing shop attention. 2) It's a good idea to use ARP head bolts. Yes, they will bend if overtightened. could i have put the gasket in upside down? it noticed. CAUTION: B. Head gasket leakage was a symptom of that failure, not the actual problem. If you know the head bolts are new, you can use them again, once. TITAN® Head Gasket Repair Sealer Kit for: Dodge - Chrysler - Jeep Engines. I know when i just put my head gasket on i put the tab on the back. On 2/19/2012, Rich (rwp) wrote: "When putting on the head gasket on, the only way it will fit is with the copper face up. Head Units Digital Media Players. With block upside down Fit back plate that holds engine mounts. In a high-performance engine, the gaskets and hardware are the soldiers on the front line of power production. I believe that helps, over time, to stick the gasket to the head; which is. The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS. Notes: Red silicone strips on head gasket face the head. Head gasket has a hole in it that lines up with hole in block and hole in head that allows oil to pass from block thru gasket into head. now, i know the direction i put them on. Total out the door for the build was around $2800 but it boosted the setup another. จ Install 8 Intake Bolts. I am running my little kubota on a used head gasket and it has a couple thousand hours of run time after reassembly. What Carl and I think was that this engine had been gone through previously (time unknown) and the head gasket and head bolts were both re-used, both big no - no's. "A proper engine shop would use a vacuum tester, but those are pretty pricey, so we're going to get down and dirty with a go-no go test to see if the valves are still seating properly," says Huneycutt. Carry one after each ten twists by turning the head 90 degrees and doing again, you should end up doing this four times. This does of course mean I will need to do the Head Gasket and all the other stuff it is wise to do while it’s all apart. While I was working away one time my wife blew her head gaskets on the Land Rover V-8 due to a coolant leak she never got fixed and just kept topping off the radiator with tap water. In 1973 Pontiac started stamping extra numbers (1/4" tall) on their heads. Torque the head down and reinstall the timing belt etc. The head gaskets are made from 3-5 layers of spring stainless steel, offering a stronger base material than standard cylinder head gaskets. Make one last pass at making sure the top of the head mating surface is clean, dry and lint free. STATS: SBC 350 with Edelbrock Performer RPM heads and approximately 10. The suspicion on my part was that this was probably because they were afraid if they tried to take this gasket off the head, that they would ruin the gasket and could not use it over again. Have a workbench or suitable surface covered with old newspaper ready to put the head on. On one head he couldn't stick a 0. I would soak the head in a bucket of the CLR for a day or so. after head gasket replacement, car starts but no oil pressure. More on the Head If you are just changing the Head Gasket and not opening the timing cover, you'll need to buy or make a wedge to put down in between the timing chain to keep it in place so it doesn't come of the engine Idler Sprocket and fall in the timing case. Follow the instructions on the gasket. to be head over heels in love être follement amoureux (-euse) , être éperdument amoureux (-euse) to laugh one's head off rire aux éclats → He carried on telling a joke, laughing his head off. The carbon was the result of the warped head. i just put a turbo 302 mustang together tonight. Because of this, when propperly installed, one of them will appear to be upside down. All the bolt holes lined up but the coolant hole (I don't know the actual term for that hole) on the water pump and the gasket was lining up. In Service told me that shape of gasket is ok. If the head gaskets were upside down, they would still be upside down after it got hot, so I doubt that is the case. As to if it's a cracked head or head gasket failure, the head will have to come off either way. With the cylinder head assembled, simply seal the chamber by putting a spark plug in the spark plug hole and get the head as level as you can. Only car I bought new. No need to scribe the floor. OR The head gasket is damaged. Each rocker arm has two small round metal spacers that it sits on top of, in addition to the oil squirter. I purchased the Fel-Pro gasket set for my new build and it came with the 8347PT 1 head gaskets. Align all the gasket and pan holes with the intake manifold. The UP mark is pierced through the gasket, so if you have the gasket upside down you won't recognize the word. 9TD Head gasket oil leak point Post by evilally » Fri May 03, 2013 6:55 pm When you get it skimmed, the machine shop should be able to tell you how much material was removed, and from there you can determine the appropriate increase in gasket. Undo the nuts or screws holding the camshaft cover to the head. Head gasket problems can sideline your car – and your wallet – if left untreated for too long. Torque the head down and reinstall the timing belt etc. (see step 22, figure 1) จ Re-attach O2 Connection Bracket. Let it slide down and into position. Technician A says to turn a piston upside down and use the head of the piston to square up the ring in the cylinder. This creates a lot of simplicity and fewer parts: only one cylinder head, one head gasket, fewer camshafts and timing components. 1 goes on upside down) จ Position Intake with Dip Stick and Fuel Rail Attached. Torque to 18'#s with a cross type pattern. One thing you really should emphasize here, and it should way up the line, caution strongly against installing the head gasket on upside down or backwards and blocking the oil feed hole to the rocker armsyou can search and find a pic I posted at one time of one that was on wrong. and it took about 4 hours. Buy a Ford Performance Head Gasket Set for your Mustang with a 302 or 351W Small Block Engine from CJ Pony Parts! This head gasket set has pre-flattened steel wire combustion rings and the exhaust side is straight to accommodate FRPP block water passages. I grabbed a new gasket and I'll be putting it on later tonight. fold it in half down the length of the gasket and the edges don't match). I'm looking into getting the Kawasaki 1100 ADA Head Kit with 30cc domes (So I can run on 93 octane pump gas) or something similar to it. Engine Rebuild Part 1 - Removing The Cylinder Heads When I turned the engine upside-down, I expected some oil to drip out. Oil was a milk shake. hit and miss engine it's upside down Tube. IIRC the holes fore the head guide sleeves are also bigger, so the gasket would't even fit upside down without some violence. The cylinder head upside down on the bench showing the inlet ports. We use our kit # STC4082BKA which includes the head gasket set plus a set of head bolts. Gasket should fit in easily without any heating/cooling. ARP head studs if you want to spend a lot more money but they are certainly not needed. It will be the same on both sides. A bad head gasket will also cause overheating like symptoms as hot combustion gases get pushed into the water jackets and cause boiling over. make sure to get every lil bit of gasket off the surface. Will rebuilding it correct… Help! Salesman talked me into repo I have a honda in which I'm $ 9500 upside down on. Now, I used a NEW OEM Head Gasket upon re-assembly as well as new head bolts. This can result in a poor seal. Oil in the combustion chamber will burn off. We value our customers and strive to be the best shopping experience- when you buy from us, you are buying lifetime service. Major soot build up in both center bolt holes. I dunno about drilling the block. i am tempted to put the bike back together because of the tremendous trouble im having getting the engine out. One gasket will be right side up and the other right side down. Sucked out the coolant in the crank. Note: If the engine has to be tilted, ensure the spark plug is facing upwards to help prevent oil from escaping the crankcase. The gaskets are labelled 'TOP' and 'BOTTOM', so you know which way up to put them (they've got a little hole for the oil drain tube on either side, but that's only there in case the gasket is put on upside down by mistake). Keep the head temp below 380 and it will help tremendously. To hold it in place mix up some 5 min. The head can then be removed. Both head gaskets are marked front. dry Scroll Down For Solution to Pop Quiz Solution to the February Pop Quiz: Head Gaskets. Be sure to not let the washer fall off of this bolt into the engine. Turn the camshaft housing upside down as soon as it is removed from the cylinder head. Place on the block using head. This coupler does not. He doesn't know what costume to wear to hide his head and his leg so he writes to a fancy dress company to explain the problem. What happens if head gaskets are installed upside down? Nothing should happen as long as they were installed on the correct sides. Yep, head gasket upside down. I believe that helps, over time, to stick the gasket to the head; which is. Fork Oil Seals Kit. unless your seeing considerable drop in oil or to much oil in coolant where it is heating, youll be fine for a week. The head gasket job is done and all of the parts are back together. It may have lasted a week; it may have lasted six months. 4 V6 head gasket? can you tell me how to replace the head gasket on my 06 Chevy equionox left by belts and alterantor upside. got a new head gasket. And looking at today's evidence - it would have failed because the block was already damaged. You'd get hot air alright not to mention the engine coolant smell to go with it. "O-rings can be difficult to live with, so this is somewhat of a compromise. I spun the engine by hand with the sprocket bolt hand tight, as per Steptoe. I am helping a friend get a 4600 diesel woke up after 6 years. If the oil doesn't flow right out the chances are that your lifter system, spring, or guide are at fault. Set your head upside down on the bench on some head stands and slide the surface plate side to side along the length of the head with the wet or dry held in position with your fingers on either side of the plate. I have always gone letter side up, but I don't think it makes much difference. One thing you really should emphasize here, and it should way up the line, caution strongly against installing the head gasket on upside down or backwards and blocking the oil feed hole to the rocker armsyou can search and find a pic I posted at one time of one that was on wrong. As stated above, after it is together and warmed up you should re-check the head torque and readjust the valve train. Another view of the cylinder barrel with the head removed. If whoever did the top end job on your engine left the umbrella valves out, installed them upside down, or put the center plates in wrong, it could be causing your problem. A used gasket won’t compress like a new one and could cause air or coolant leaks and uneven torque, which could lead to a burndown, poor performance and overheating. Attaching assembled head to crankcase 1. If the head gaskets were not sealing after replacement, that could be several things. A blown head gasket puts air into the coolant system which builds up behind the thermostat in the water box. All the bolt holes lined up but the coolant hole (I don't know the actual term for that hole) on the water pump and the gasket was lining up. If more compression, say 12. Today I'd like to describe how to re-seal a Bosch VE Diesel Injection Pump. Decent progress made today. Thanks for the photos!! Reply Delete. The cylinder head most likely has been removed for some kind of major repair. Go2marine carries a complete selection of marine engine parts for Chrysler - Force Outboard Engines and related cooling, electrical, exhaust, fuel, internal and drive systems. Molded inside the tank, is a tank that appears to be upside-down to the main outside tank, so the inner tank appeared to be spurting out into the fill neck. Be careful of the installation direction. - putting the wrong head gasket on the wrong side, or one on upside-down, is absolutely not likely. Hey, 20 was start of movement and it ramped back up to 24 within a quarter turn on each of the 4 studs. You get the picture. All new radiator, water pump, t stat, cooling fan, all hoses. I'll have a go at tightening up the headbolts before I start stripping down. Just make sure the holes in the gaskets line up with the holes in the block and that no holes are covered up. The reason to install fresh gasket(s) is that the gasket will not go back onto the assembly in EXACTLY the same position, and you might even have it reversed or upside down, as they fit both ways. No need to scribe the floor. Find Fel-Pro Performance Head Gaskets 10112 and get Free Shipping on Orders Over $99 at Summit Racing! Forged in the fires of high performance engines, Fel-Pro performance head gaskets are quite literally created to tame the fiery combustion chambers of up to 1,000 hp engines. My IACV is going out, so I figured I'd help it out a bit by cleaning the screen on it. After starting the engine the pressure quickly rises to 18 psi. K341 New Head Gasket leaking after 5 hours turned piston upside down and slid into bore. The following are the answers to the Pop Quiz: Head Gaskets test on page 32 of the February issue. the other 5 holes are small circular holes about the si. Also notice how far off the concentricity is for the head bolt boss. Carefully lift off the cover: if it sticks, tap gently on each side with a soft-faced hammer. Now everything was a bit cleaner the new head gasket was in place and the head had to go back on the block. Use the top of a pepsi can to draw your circle on the gasket. Note: If the engine has to be tilted, ensure the spark plug is facing upwards to help prevent oil from escaping the crankcase. Coolant still in oil after head gasket change? in which the guy for some reason removes the entire radiator and fan installs the thermostat upside down compared. When you get the head off, do a valve leak test. If it had a pressure guage it wouldn't be a problem, but I have never worked with a pressure cooker with a low - high dial. Start to lift the head from the block. A quick test of valves is with the head upside down pour a little fuel into one combustion chamber at a time and look in the ports to see if there is any seepage down the valve stems. In Service told me that shape of gasket is ok. To those that aren't familiar with the "710" oil plug, take a look at the picture on the right. I got my head gasket in and started replacing everything (left side). Did you put the head gasket upside down? A good possibility on many engines. The gaskets are stamped "TOP" that must be showing before mounting the heads,it is not an uncommon thing to have that occur there are plenty of other folks on the web that were in the same boat. If you had specified exactly how cold or warm the engine was when this happened, and how quickly the coolant was pushed out, it would have narrowed the possibilities. Seems like valves are sealing. ARP head studs if you want to spend a lot more money but they are certainly not needed. The something. i am tempted to put the bike back together because of the tremendous trouble im having getting the engine out. Here is a picture of a head gasket from wiki. Damaged or dirty gasket surfaces. Can't be upside down,just backwards. What would happen if a headgasket is installed backwards (or upside down)? head gaskets ahve a tab on the front of them. Be sure to not let the washer fall off of this bolt into the engine. Thanks for everyone's help. This is a common area of leakage/spurts when that o-ring inevitably wears down, and an old one may have become brittle and a piece of it may have fallen out. You may be relieved to see that the holes in the gasket, like yours, are smaller than the openings in the block they cover. I'm installing Vortec heads on a 1979 engine. hit and miss engine it's upside down Tube. 7 cummins blew all the oil out of the driverside rear between the head gasket and the block. If you notice the prior said, stop and check coolant. ) needs to be reduced by a further 12 cc. Remove valve cover. Enter in your car's information including vehicle type, year, make and model. Still holding. 3) Set float to factory specs. Remove the 2 left side cylinder bolts (5mm allen heads). That's why we sell new high quality cylinder head gaskets direct at often lower prices than even a used Belarus cylinder head gasket! We back our parts with an industry leading warranty. Re: 1997 FE290 Rebuild Strictly speaking, you should not re-use the head gasket and imho it's unlikely to be the cause of your "tick" anyway (assuming that the head was milled flat). Lots of great info out there. One of the owners actually cleaned up the head while I was there and checked it with a straight edge. It can be pricey to replace a cylinder head gasket on the Belarus 560, 562, 570, or really any tractor. With 180k miles on it? It has a blown head gasket, as well as a water leak from the intake manifold and it leaks oil from the top of the engine. DO NOT BUY ANY BAR'S PRODUCTS AND LET THE COMPANY TO GO DOWN THE TUBE!- I want also $1,200 for damages. If the head has failed then it'll be repairing the crack with a weld if accessable, reassemble valves etc. So, on the initial start up, It started up kinda boggy, but instantly started running great! Then I noticed smoke Shut the engine down. I'm installing Vortec heads on a 1979 engine. Carefully this can be done. 060 clearance between the valve and the cylinder head. Lay the cam cover upside down on a clean surface and apply the anaerobic sealant. INSTALL CYLINDER HEAD SUB−ASSY. If the gasket is new and from BMW and has one shiny side (it goes towards the head), that is a heat sensitive coating that bonds the gasket, eventually, to the head. Technician B says to carefully examine the ring end-gap by eye and be sure there is a small gap or space between the ring ends. - I have seen silicone used because of an incorrectly prepped surface, but can't recall it being used under a head gasket. Look at your gasket again from both sides see the funny hole in one corner that says "UP" and no 1 coat of paint is all thats needed what the new one comes with is fine FOG. poured ATF into the valves - holding steady. yes, i searched around and the general impression i get is "3fe head gasket blowings are rare". Place on the block using head. If intact, you can use your old head gasket as a template. Note that the last picture the head gasket is upside down showing the bottom. The truck has all the symptoms of a blown head gasket leaking compression gasses into the coolant system and I've also checked and verified with one of the liquid coolant/gas testers. Well took the 570 to deer camp this weekend, the second long ride since replacing the water pump and coolant line. to scream one's head off crier à tue-tête to stand on one's head (=balance upside down) faire le poirier. Just did them on my 96 the other day along with tbelt and all the seals etc. Below you will find our discounted Oliver / White head gasket set catalog. Generally, the cylinder and the cylinder head bolt together with a thin gasket pressed between them to ensure a good seal. Did you check the block and head for flatness? In my lifetime of experience of working on engines, I have never seen a head gasket leak like that. This does of course mean I will need to do the Head Gasket and all the other stuff it is wise to do while it's all apart. Labor costs are estimated between $1188 and $1499 while parts are priced between $554 and $854. I am running my little kubota on a used head gasket and it has a couple thousand hours of run time after reassembly. Tighten down the head bolts loosely, all round. I would be stunned if no head gasket was installed. Position the head on top of the crankcase. Discussion Super Tigre Exhaust Gasket Engines. It is a measurement that tells you of a problem in your engine a misbalance so to speak, and I can guarantee you that engines with high drive pressure blow more head gaskets than engines with drive pressure closer to one to one. After sitting for a day (the kerosene did not leak past the valves!), I brushed the combustion chambers. DO NOT BUY ANY BAR'S PRODUCTS AND LET THE COMPANY TO GO DOWN THE TUBE! – I want also $ 1,200 for damages. Things are tighter than with the old gasket, but that's OK, it will loosen over time. I have a head with a section cutout to show the valves. Moving onto the head, after draining the oil on/in it (by just turning it upside down over an oil pan), I took off the TB and IACV to clean them. Technician A says to turn a piston upside down and use the head of the piston to square up the ring in the cylinder. I would just throw on another head gasket and make sure that the block and head surfaces are very clean. It may have lasted a week; it may have lasted six months. when parked, it will drip right at the center of the trans in the general area of the torque converter. IIRC the holes fore the head guide sleeves are also bigger, so the gasket would't even fit upside down without some violence. One gasket will be right side up and the other right side down. You'd get hot air alright not to mention the engine coolant smell to go with it. filled with oil and water to the coolant reservoir. Re: What side head gasket goes where?!?! you will also notice if u lay it on the deck of the block that there is a little "tang" in one of the oil drain holes on the intake side. The head can then be removed. Support the manifold. This pair of cylinder head gaskets will fit up to a 4. Very upside-down on a car loan right now, and the car is actively dying. Whenever you take the torque off the head bolts, you must replace. Cylinder Head GASKET, Copper Side Down - TC-319A. Technician A says to turn a piston upside down and use the head of the piston to square up the ring in the cylinder. wrong head gasket? head gasket upside down? water jacket seal rings missing or wrongly moulded? have you matched the gasket to the head and to the block prior to installation? sounds like you have an open flow path rather than a crack. The head is a little more difficult to clean, so what I did was to put the spark plugs back in, turn the head upside-down, and fill the combustion chambers with kerosene. If whoever did the top end job on your engine left the umbrella valves out, installed them upside down, or put the center plates in wrong, it could be causing your problem. gasket is upside down so #1 is on the far right, exhaust side on bottom of pic you can really see it in this pic, looks like #3 n 4 were gonna go soon. Pistons/Rings Installed Wrong These mistakes can be costly. If you don't see the gasket sticking out on one side, then that side is backwards. This can include blown head gasket, valve job, crack repairs on the cylinder head or block, cleaning of the water jacket from major corrosion buildup. Tighten down the head bolts loosely, all round. I would soak the head in a bucket of the CLR for a day or so. Examine one-way valve in chain oiler, ensure it is springing correctly and that the sealing ball is present inside it and fit to front face of block. Make sure you have the right side of the gasket, and lay it down on the block in place. Check your coolant level more frequently. If the head gaskets were not sealing after replacement, that could be several things. Engine oil seeps down under gravity into the cylinder through various means (through the rings, valve guides, etc. Carry one after each ten twists by turning the head 90 degrees and doing again, you should end up doing this four times. The tab of the gasket matches up with a similar shape tab on the motor. The front side of the gasket blocks off the block to head water passages. (Only fits one way, but if you try and put it on upside down, it will screw up the brake quiet coating, and you will have to clean it all up, and coat the gasket again. Replicate Picture 3. To a degree, blow-by is normal in a healthy engine and is the reason that we have mechanisms such as the PCV (positive crankcase ventilation) system. Turning the gasket upside down would solve that problem, but may create other problems? Would the sealing beads then be more prone to indent the aluminum heads?. I did not torque my head bolts and it ran great this last weekend. This requires the head to be 2" off the block surface. It’s not that uncommon to discover a head gasket has been put on upside down or front/back reversed. If more compression, say 12. Home; Forum; Technical; Tech Talk; If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. Remove the head. The lifters will fall out of the camshaft housing if it is not turned upside down. Some people prefer thread chasers instead. wrong base gasket or if it was installed upside down. True or false: a gasket installed upside down may cause loss of oil pressure, overheating, and engine failure ? What is the most likely cause if a head gasket. If you're looking for other parts, you can search for a specific tractor part to save time, or browse through all of our Oliver / White tractor parts on the Oliver / White tractor parts page. Another trick we always used on the 282 was to replace the right rear head bolt with a new one. You might want to use a long drill bit and if you have to cut through the gasket. it would let antifreeze in the oil pan and throughout like the best way to check is pull your oil cap and turn it upside down if you see a white milky substance blown head gasket or white smoke from exhaust it means coolant is being let in the combustion chamber Yes it can happen, if it's a quad 4 they have always had head problems at some. 4g64 engine. Leakage would indicate worn seat or clearance in the guides, needing shop attention. Removed the 172 head. Back in the day I had a 87 Buick Grand National that blew head gaskets just about every other weekend at the race track. I have experience lapping computer chips to heat sinks and to do it properly you would want to tape sand paper to a flat surface (a piece of glass) and wet sand each surface individually (header flange and exhaust port) slowly increasing the grit of sandpaper starting around 500 grit, all the. You can of course replace with a solid copper, but if the Klinger gave good service why risk the older technology. If you see the dipstick is hitting the head gasket, then you should know that the head gasket is on upside down. Do NOT remove the motor mount from the head. I'm going to mill the cylinders too. I spun the engine by hand with the sprocket bolt hand tight, as per Steptoe. The remaining three holes are drilled straight down towards the top of the head. after head gasket replacement, car starts but no oil pressure. just wondering which side goes up on a fel pro sbc head gasket? no instructions and I don't want to make the mistake of installing upside down. Drive pressure is not what blows the head gasket this discussion has been beat to a pulp in so many threads. Make sure the head gasket isn't upside down!. The UP mark is pierced through the gasket, so if you have the gasket upside down you won't recognize the word. To those that aren't familiar with the "710" oil plug, take a look at the picture on the right. Clean engine with a Gunk type product. Since we volunteer our time and knowledge, we ask for you to please follow up when a problem is resolved. This can result in a poor seal. Notes: Red silicone strips on head gasket face the head. Another one is to be careful not to get oil on the gasket surfaces when bolting it down, from the bolts being. It had a P0305 code. If you installed them like your picture--that is as looking down on top of your motor--you did it right--EXCEPT-- you will have to flop one over so the water flow holes go to the rear on both gaskets. I had the same exact thing happen to my 98 with a 4. This was not as easy as first thought. Place a new cylinder head gasket on the cylinder block with the R mark upside down, as shown in the illustration. Lapping the surfaces just to eliminate the head gasket seems like alot of effort for a little more compression. If the head gaskets were upside down, they would still be upside down after it got hot, so I doubt that is the case. from gearhead1. My source was my friends shop (and worldpac). ) other than going back to a stock head gasket because I wanted to stick with the. In march of 2018 i decided to change the head gasket valve stem seals and all upper gaskets. It would probably work fine but I would not risk it.