blown head gasket


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punkies
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blown head gasket

Postby punkies » Wed Apr 07, 2010 11:00 am



Hi everybody, i need some advise, my wing blew a gasket,there is oil in my water but not overwehlming much just enough so that you can see that there is oil in the water, i have replaced the thermstat and radiator cap with new ones genuin parts but as soon as the motor reaches normal temp and i give it a bit of quik rev it squirts the water out of the pipe that comes from the radiator to the ressivior bottle, and when she idles it looks as if the water is boiling in the radiator, wat i wat to know is when i replace both gaskets is there anything i must be aware of when doing this besides timming and timming marks and so forth, like any surprises.Thanks guys. :cry:



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Re: blown head gasket

Postby k1w1t1m » Thu Apr 08, 2010 2:28 pm

It's a pretty straight forward job. Make sure you get the headgaskets from Honda, I've heard bad things about aftermarket gaskets.

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Re: blown head gasket

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Apr 08, 2010 3:15 pm

Yep, that's something you definitely want to use OEM parts for.

Take some paint or marker and mark the position of the crank and both cam sprockets against the crankcase before you remove the timing belts, so when you reassemble it, you can make sure they are in the same position.

Good time to change your timing belts, while you're at it.

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Re: blown head gasket

Postby punkies » Fri Apr 09, 2010 12:32 pm

Hi guys, thanks for responding. I will find out first what the cam belts cost and then speak to my bankmanager ( my wife ) ;) what i did not ask is must i have the heads skimmed ( machined to get the old gasket off and to make sure the heads did not worp ), will post photos of progress. Chat later.

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Re: blown head gasket

Postby NUTCKERGOLDWING » Sat Apr 10, 2010 11:03 pm

I JUST REPLACED HEAD GASKETS ON MY 81 GL1100 FOR THE SAME PROBLEM YOU HAVE, EXCESS PRESSURE IN COOLING SYSTEM AND OVERHEATING. I USED AFTERMARKET TOP GASKET KIT I BOUGHT ON EBAY FROM SELLER "GEORGEFIX". EXCELLANT EBAYER, GOOD SERVICE. IT HAS ALL THE O-RINGS AND GASKETS YOU WILL NEED INCLUDING INTAKE AND EXHAUST. THERE ARE TWO O-RINGS ON A LITTLE OIL SUPPLY ORIFICE (TUBE) THAT SETS IN THE CASE NEAR THE TOP. THESE KEEP OIL OUT OF THE COOLANT AND ARE NOT VERY CLEAR IN MY SERVICE MANUAL. DONT WANT TO LEAVE THEM OUT. I FOUND BELTS AT NAPA,,I KNOW "NAPA ?" BUT IN DOING SOME CHECKING I FOUND THAT THEY ARE SUPPLIED BY GATES AND EVEN HAVE A SIMILAR PART NUMBER. NAPA CAN CROSS OVER THE GATES T274 BELT NUMBER FOR YOU. I BELIEVE IT IS "NBH250274". COST ME SOMETHING LIKE 25.00 EACH IN ANCHORAGE ALASKA. MY WING RUNS GREAT NOW, DOESNT OVERHEAT OR BLOW OUT THE COOLANT ANY MORE, THE GAGE RUNS ABOUT 1/3 UP THE WHITE AREA AND THE FAN COMES ON ABOUT 1/2 WAY UP OR SLIGHTLY HIGHER.. I ALSO TOOK TIME TO ADJUST THE VALVES SINCE I WAS IN THERE. OH BY THE WAY, CHECK THE FIT OF THE HEAD GASKETS AT BOTTOM OF CASE WHEN YOU PUT THEM ON, IT IS POSSIBLE TO INSTALL THEM BACKWARDS IN WHICH CASE YOU GET MASSIVE OIL LEAK. GOOD LUCK. BILL IN ALASKA

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Re: blown head gasket

Postby punkies » Sun Apr 11, 2010 10:23 am

Thanks Bill for the advise, i will be checking those very closely, keep an eye out at my gallery next week, will be posting photos of the progress as i go along, maybe that will help a fellow rider who might have the same problem.This will be the first time i work on a goldwing, but i am sure that it is not that much different than a VW 2.1 water cooled bus, there engines are very simaler to each other just a bit bigger, but i will take my time when working on the wing, cheers for now.

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Re: blown head gasket

Postby ramdam1 » Sun Apr 11, 2010 7:08 pm

I see this Steel Seal ad all the time on the site. Has anyone ever used it and did it work? Also the question is why does it pop up or who puts it in the tech talk?

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Re: blown head gasket

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Apr 11, 2010 9:20 pm

No idea what it is - Google controls what ads it puts in there, so I can't say it's anything I endorse personally. I've never heard of it, myself.

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Re: blown head gasket

Postby kf4nxs » Thu Sep 03, 2015 12:44 pm

Where does the o ring go on the Oil oraface?

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Re: blown head gasket

Postby velvetrider » Thu Sep 03, 2015 2:25 pm

The small O ring goes on the orifice then in the block,, the bigger one goes toward the head.
I am in the process of putting them on now.

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Re: blown head gasket

Postby kf4nxs » Fri Sep 04, 2015 3:43 pm

Yeah after a bit of research I found it. Got it all together last night. Proved one saying wrong and another right. They say if you have to replace one might as well do the other, so I did. So now the side that was fine is leaking water in to the cylinder. If it isnt broke dont fix it. Well got to pull it back down.

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Re: blown head gasket

Postby velvetrider » Sat Sep 05, 2015 6:50 pm

great Goggley Boogley,,,I hate to hear that. Just completed valve job. What a head ache. Just waiting on new pins for heads. I am not going to do this again.... Good luck man.!!




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