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If you know a gasket is leaking in a "V" type engine, how would you find out wh

  1. arksys profile image91
    arksysposted 6 years ago

    If you know a gasket is leaking in a  "V" type engine, how would you find out which head to open?

  2. moonfairy profile image79
    moonfairyposted 6 years ago

    the hubber eddiecarrera knows a lot of things about cars...he may be able to help you.

  3. eddiecarrara profile image96
    eddiecarraraposted 6 years ago

    If you have a head gasket leak or an intake gasket leak you should pull both heads, you need to pull the intake anyways. When you buy a new head gasket, it will come in a set, no reason to cut corners at this point, plus it will only take you an extra 15 min to pull the other head. Then you can check both heads for warpage and the block, you may want to send the heads out to have them checked for cracks and also check the valve guides. This could get deep, so good luck.

  4. wesley5159214 profile image61
    wesley5159214posted 6 years ago

    If you only wanted to replace one, you would have to do a compression test on each cylinder and see which cylinder on which side is leaking.

 
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