Talbot Head Gasket

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  1. andi4x4

    andi4x4 Read Only Funster

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    Hi Folks,

    One for the mechanics here I think !

    I need to remover the cylinder head from my Talbot 2.5TD to get some welding done on it, but, I am having trouble finding a head gasket set on 'Tinterweb - Parts are notoriously expensive on the Isle of man, particularly if you have to special order them.

    So, I need a good reliable source for these sorts of parts that will do mail order or post out to me.

    I may need a new/recon/good s/h head too, but, wont know till I get the old one off and check it, so, any advice on good sources of these too. It might also be useful to know which vehicles used this particular diesel engine ( someone mentioned Land Rovers ? ! ) as there may be a source on the island for a s/h head.

    Obviously, if there is a major problem showing itself, once removed, then it will have to be replaced, but, otherwise, if nothing obvious, I will inspect it, get the obvious welding done, and refit it if it seems ok, but, will only really know once it has been refitted and the vehicle is back in use for a while.

    Any advice warmly welcomed !
     
  2. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    if it is repairable i suggest having it skimmed and pressure tested afterwards then source an 'oversize' gasket...usually around 5 thou thicker, in increments of 5 thou, depending on how much was taken off this time and possibly in the past.
    a standard gasket wont be any good once skimmed....too much compression and little, if any, valve/piston clearance

    the welding may distort the face and if it isnt skimmed it will blow again.
     
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    andi4x4 Read Only Funster

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    Thanks Nick !

    Will give them a ring later today !
     
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