Blown Head Gasket

Wed Oct 09, 2013 5:52 pm

BOY HOWDY!!!! Was it ever a blown gasket, right between 3&4.

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Got the head planed and installed. We are good to go!

Bill

Re: Blown Head Gasket

Wed Oct 09, 2013 6:04 pm

This on the little LoBoy?

Re: Blown Head Gasket

Wed Oct 09, 2013 6:09 pm

Mr E wrote:This on the little LoBoy?


This is from a 154 that I'm fixing for a friend. A few years ago I said yes, when I should have said no. :lol: :lol: :lol: He was so happy with the results of my first repair (replaced rear main seal) that anytime something goes wrong, I get a call. :)

Bill

Re: Blown Head Gasket

Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:11 pm

I have never seen a cub gasket that bad. A Continental, yes, but never a cub.

Re: Blown Head Gasket

Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:29 pm

I haven't seen that many, but I thought it was excessive. I shot and posted the pics to get some feedback and your response confirms my suspicion. Thanks, John.

Bill

Re: Blown Head Gasket

Thu Oct 10, 2013 6:34 am

Bill, I've seen blown head gaskets before, but never one this bad. I'm interested in understanding what the root cause of why this failure was so massive.

Ken

Re: Blown Head Gasket

Thu Oct 10, 2013 7:53 am

PVF1799 wrote:Bill, I've seen blown head gaskets before, but never one this bad. I'm interested in understanding what the root cause of why this failure was so massive.
Ken
Before bill answers, I am going to make a guess that it was leaking, maybe from a warped head or improperly torqued bolts and they went ahead and drove it for an extended period of time rather than fixing right away.

Re: Blown Head Gasket

Thu Oct 10, 2013 9:02 pm

Yeah - that's bad. Guessing Johns right about it having been let go a while too long. I hope the deck was alright. Did you put a straight edge on it Bill? I'm sure you did, just wondering.

Re: Blown Head Gasket

Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:53 am

That head gasket looks like the one cub that I got at a garage sale; we now call her Sophie.

That head looked brand new when bill was done with it. It was the nicest part on the tractor.
Dave