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August 3rd, 2009, 02:36 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by Sutto's
The trick on a rebuilt motor is to fit the head with out the gasket and have the liner not tightened up fully and lightly tension the head to square up the liner/cases then tighten the cases, then dis-assemble and refit everything for the finished job and you will not have a problem. Of all the jobs we have done I have never had a leaking head gasket come back through our doors.
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August 4th, 2009, 01:58 AM   #12
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Excellent piece of advice Sutto. I would never have thought to do that but yes, now you mention it makes perfect sense. Thats the sort of quality advice that you get here at UHE, yes sir.
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Oh man sutto why cant u live 400kms further north near taree! i think my biggest problem is honda mechanics not husaberg ones.
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October 9th, 2017, 11:56 AM   #14
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Resurrecting an old thread...

Right, so I've read about the fine sandpaper and block of wood trick, as well as head re-torque (55 N-m). But I thought I saw Taffy once mention something about utilizing some kind of sealing compound (can't find the thread now). Maybe I was dreaming.

Anyway, before I place an order for a new gasket (yes, I already tried re-torqing the head), I thought I'd check to see if anyone had any thoughts about using some additional "insurance" during re-assembly (sealing compound).

Also, (I know this is somewhat sacrilegious) but I'm curious what you all think about BlueDevil head gasket sealer. Head Gasket Sealer | Head Gasket Sealant | BlueDevil

I've attached a picture of my "situation". I'm not experiencing any unusual smoke from the exhaust and the oil looks good in the sight glass (not milky). This is a real bummer having just rebuilt this motorcycle from a bin of parts.
(2001 FE650e)
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i've never used a compound in the HG area but i do of course ON the head for the rocker cover!

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October 11th, 2017, 12:34 PM   #16
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Thank you. I must have been confused as to what I thought I'd read.

New head gasket order has been placed.

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i've never used a compound in the HG area but i do of course ON the head for the rocker cover!

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