Quick question on head gasket

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Sir Ed
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Quick question on head gasket


Post by Sir Ed » 10 May 2019, 23:44

I’d rather be wrenching on the Cougar.

But it’s my 06 Impreza with 245,000 miles!

Exterior head gasket failure. It still runs strong!

My question is. Should I coat cylinder walls above the pistons with a thin coat of oil before installing the heads or don’t worry about it?

Just lots of brake cleaner and solvent etc cleaning it up


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Re: Quick question on head gasket


Post by waterlife » 11 May 2019, 06:13

Not needed unless long delay in assembly

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