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Hi
In March 2007 I had a stripped engine fitted to my P38 supplied by McDonald Engines of Oswestry. This engine was completely remanufactured with top hat liners.

The head gasket seems now to have failed by No 6 plug with some very minor steam cleaning of the combustion chamber but some major blowing out of the side of the engine at the gasket join. At no point was the engine allowed to overheat and the temp guage reads normally. I change oil every 5000 miles.

Has anyone else had a similar experience with top hat liners or a remanufactured engine - I was told that this should not happen given the nature of the liners which is why I went down this route.

I do not want to chuck another three and a half grand at the car for two years motoring.

Any advice or comments would be appreciated.

The History Man
 

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Don't know about the heads - the engine can with the top end all built up. They say they pressure test and check all parts to be reused.

So... it could be just a case of head gasket failure.

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Thanks for your comments.

But why are the 3.9 bolts better than those used on the 4.6 as I felt that they are inter changeable? And...also how do I know what are the best gaskets to use - are there any that are particularly good with regard to makes and compound?

The History Man

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