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Head Gasket

Model : 155 2.0 TS
Year: 1996
Mileage:307 000km

Hey Guys,

Hope you all are well?

I hope you guys can help me?

I have been having a lot of trouble with my head gasket the last couple of months. My 155 has popped the head gasket and I replaced it....blah blah blah.....

So....I then had a big thick copper head gasket cut and I eventually got it back. After doing a lot of research I am stuck. (Doesn't take a lot to confuse me.) :-)

A lot of the forums and websites say that I need to anneal the gasket. Heat it up to 900 degrees F, and let it air cool.

Then on the other hand, I have also seen guys that say you don't need to anneal the gasket. You can just install the gasket let it heat up using the engine heat, let it cool down, and then re-torque the bolt.

So if you guys have any advice please feel free to comment.



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Copper gasket sounds like a whole heap of extra complexity.

If it's the right shape and thickness.. just fit it, run it and re-torque the bolts.

Annealing is usually only carried out on a used copper gasket that you want to re-use. It removes any stress out of the metal (essentially helps it to re-seal, a second time). A new gasket should not need de-stressing..

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Thanks for the response.

Yes it is a bit complex. But I fit it with no problems.
The big knocking noise I has was the big end bearings on the crank. I replaced them. Luckily the crank, pistons and sleeves did not have any damage.
The old girl then started up without any trouble.
But wait, there is more....

I had some more trouble about a week ago.

But I will place this problem in a new thread.

Thanks once again.
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