Spesso head gasket leaking?

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Spesso head gasket leaking?

Post by samo » June 11th, 2013, 5:47 am


I would like to ask anyone that has experience with using Spesso Racing head gaskets for an opinion. I have used a Spesso Racing head gasket with integrated fire rings (the normal design) on my 8V integrale. I followed the GC and Spesso recommendations about running in and tightening regime. Everything seems to be OK, no visible problems with the engine running, no water-oil mixing...

But yesterday I took off the water cooler to clean a bit the engine bay and I noticed that I have had antifreeze and oil running down the engine block. The marks are not fresh and could be there for some time. Also the oil could have leaked from the camboxes but the coolant couldn't have came from anywhere else. Is it normal for this gaskets to leak before they are re-tightened or do they need to bed in or something? I haven't seen any coolant drops on the garage floor in the past few months...
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It was so nice and clean a year ago!
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Re: Spesso head gasket leaking?

Post by Guy Croft » June 11th, 2013, 9:33 am

Wipe the area clean and monitor it. Take no further action at this time!

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