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Old 06-15-2015, 08:46 PM
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Default Re: 2 Base Gaskets on brand new engine?

That's right....2 THICK base gaskets on a brand new engine!

Poor quality control!

Perhaps it was made on a Friday??

I imagine the engine would have been difficult to start, or operate poorly at best with very low compression.

I plan on re-assembling with 1 base gasket, then checking piston to head clearance.

Should the piston interfere with the head, I will have to assume that the factory installed 2 base gaskets on purpose , due to a poorly made cylinder.

I wish I had a way to confirm that the port timing and deck height is correct with this cylinder. And that the factory did NOT install 2 base gaskets for a reason.....
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