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wil_h

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It all started when I sold my Subaru. With that gone all I had was the Sprint. No problem, it was running fine and I had my eye on a few cars to replace the Scooby; the idea being I'd get one this weekend.

The first problem was the Sprint broke down on Friday, 1/2 a mile from my house. then on Saturday, the first car I went to see was junk, and the second sold when I got there.

So I was forced to try and fix the Sprint to get me to work next week. compression was bit low on no. 2 so off came the head to investigate. No problems found. Turns out that the trigger wheel had slipped, sorted that. Problem now is that I have no new head gasket, no car to go and get one, and nowhere to get one from.

Nothing for it, but use the old one. So far so good, holds water, oil and 12psi. I'll let you know how long it lasts.

Anyone else ever used a used head gasket.

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On 2nd Jan, 2013 fastcarl said:

the design shows a distinct lack or imagination,
talk about starting off with a clean sheet of paper, then not bothering to fucking draw on it,lol

On 20th Apr, 2012 Paul S said:
I'm mainly concerned about swirl in the runners caused by the tangential entry.


Joe C

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Carlos Fandango

Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex

Ive actually made a headgasket from a corflakes packet, got me up and running until payday!

On 28th Aug, 2011 Kean said:
At the risk of being sigged...

Joe, do you have a photo of your tool?



http://www.turbominis.co.uk/forums/index.p...9064&lastpost=1

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apbellamy

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King Gaycharger, butt plug dealer, Sheldon Cooper and a BAC but generally a niceish fella if you dont mind a northerner

Rotherham, South Yorkshire

On 25th Mar, 2012 wil_h said:
Anyone else ever used a used head gasket.

I would expect most of us have *wink*

On 4th Apr, 2014 oli79 said:
I miss wr london *crying*


Brett

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Doncaster, South Yorkshire

exhaust gaskets yes, im on my 3rd with this one *tongue*

387BHP@15psi RB baby

On 1st Aug, 2013 WRLondon said:
Jesus Christ that's a set-up!


eden7842

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leicestershire

we've all dun it and probably dont want to admit it


roofchoplofty

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Never have, but i have a pile of used BK450's in the garage from when i had the decompression plate on the supercharger and only one of them blew. Mmmmm *hehe!*


gr4h4m

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Chester

Wil I have a copper I can post

I run a supercharger and I don't care the TB is on the wrong side.


wil_h

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Cheers graham, but I only live 10 miles from minispares north, it's just they don't open on a sunday.

On 25th Mar, 2012 gr4h4m said:
Wil I have a copper I can post

Fastest 998 mini in the world? 13.05 1/4 mile 106mph

Prescott Modified Series Production upto 1400cc course record holder
Oliver's Mount Modified Series Production upto 1400cc Hill record holder
Thoresby Park Modified Series Production upto 1400cc course record holder

www.twin-turbo.co.uk

On 2nd Jan, 2013 fastcarl said:

the design shows a distinct lack or imagination,
talk about starting off with a clean sheet of paper, then not bothering to fucking draw on it,lol

On 20th Apr, 2012 Paul S said:
I'm mainly concerned about swirl in the runners caused by the tangential entry.


Miniwilliams

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hell bud, that's interesting, keep use posted like you say, I hope it keeps holding!

Best 1/4 mile 13.2 seconds @116 mph
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Quarry Bonk

I know a guy who did the cornflakes packet trick.

On 26th Jan, 2012 Tom Fenton said:
ring problems are down to wear or abuse but although annoying it isn't a show stopper

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evolotion

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i have a few times but it never lasts, only ever do it when i fully intend on pushing the engine till something pops anyways so dont want to waste money on a new gasket. last time i drove to avon was on a re-used gasket :)

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I reused the head gasket on my 16v head and forgot about it, problem free for 18 months at 25psi. Only removed when I stripped the engine. Didn't use it a 3rd time though

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On 15th May, 2009 TurboDave said:

I think the welsh one has it right!


1st to provide running proof
of turbo twinkie in a car and first to
run a 1/4 in one!!

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