Base gasket change?

Discussion in 'Engine, Fuel and Exhaust' started by ricksterzz, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. ricksterzz

    ricksterzz Member

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    After removing the head on my TC I disturbed the cylinder, it lifted up about 1/2 inch....I really don't want to pull the cylinder off the piston to change the base gasket. What's the odds of the base gasket leaking if I don't change it?
     
  2. Chopper

    Chopper Senior Member

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    Chances are it would be alright but why take one, it's no work at all to just pull the jug and pop on new o-rings and it would give you a chance to check the cylinder walls, see what shape there in. If you don't and get a leak, well enough said:)
     
  3. ricksterzz

    ricksterzz Member

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    Would you have to hone the cylinders?
     
  4. Chopper

    Chopper Senior Member

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    So long as you don't change rings, no problem, honing cylinders is for breaking in new rings.
     
  5. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    And keep the rings in the same orientation on the piston. Note where end gaps are in relation to each other.
     
  6. Drumrguy

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    I would go with what Chopper says, if you don't replace it and get a base gasket leak, then you have to pull it all apart again, I would not risk it.