Blown Head Gasket

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A High Compression GTR-XU1 202 Head with a Blown Head Gasket. Note the Gasket is blown between Cylinders . Click to Enlargen. Photo by Clive Robertson.

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Clive Robertson has some images of a failed Head Gasket on an XU1 and possible cause. Follow the link below to his Shed to get the full story. Some other Images of an EST  VK by Stuart have been added. 
A High Compression GTR-XU1 202 Head with a Blown Head Gasket. Note the small and blocked Coolant Passages below. These coolant restrictions could have contributed to the Head Warpage which resulted in a Blown Head Gasket. Click to Enlargen. Photo by Clive Robertson.

A Low Compression Head. Note the large and cleared Coolant Passages below. Click to Enlargen. Photo by Clive Robertson.
Restricted Coolant Passages may have contributed to Coolant being found in the Oil. Click to Enlargen. Photo by Stuart.
Restricted Coolant Passages may have contributed to Coolant being found in the Oil. Click to Enlargen. Photo by Stuart.
 
Starfire Engine. Note No1 Piston with special aeration cavity.  Congestion in the coolant jackets may have contributed to the piston's failure by not allowing the heat to dissipate. Click to enlargen. Photo by Kyle.
 
Evidence of a blown Head Gasket in a 138 Grey Motor. Can also be caused by a failed Welch Plug behind the Side Plate.  Photo by Scott4571. Click to Enlargen.
  
   
  

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Clive Robertson's ShedStuart's Shed  

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