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Cheap power! (91 replies)

Graham Bichard
14 years ago
Graham Bichard 14 years ago
Graham Bichard
12 years ago
Graham Bichard 12 years ago

The piston crowns after about 3000 miles:
[IMG]http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd306/Cooper1999/Minipics2002.jpg[/IMG]
And the head:
[IMG]http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd306/Cooper1999/Minipics2003.jpg[/IMG]
After taking the picture, I wiped the chamber with a lint free rag and was pleased to see some of the carbon wipe off the valves. If this head gasket goes the way of the last I might give the chambers a clean up in 6 months!
And there's no sign of the exhaust valve 'whitening' as the standard head showed - any idea why this is? I wondered if this was due to the exhaust valve running hotter.
ETA And I took the opportunity to fit a spacer washer to the exhaust manifold/ultimate engine steady :).

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