Author Topic: Leaky head gasket (not blown)  (Read 120 times)

Offline ADRay

Leaky head gasket (not blown)
« on: April 27, 2019, 09:36:42 AM »
It appears that I have oil leaking from between the head and the block. Iíve looked at the oil & coolant and they are both clean.

I need to do something about the oil leak. Is there anything short of replacing the head gasket that I can do? Thinking in terms of stop-leak products... does such thing exist? Thanks
1982 Mini 1000 HL

Offline 94touring

Re: Leaky head gasket (not blown)
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2019, 10:35:01 AM »
Check torque settings and then replace said gasket if it still leaks. 

Offline MiniDave

Re: Leaky head gasket (not blown)
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2019, 10:47:55 AM »
I agree - retorque the head first (don't forget to recheck the valve clearances) and see if that takes care of it. If not - replace the head gasket.

I don't know of any stop leak product that would stop a head gasket leak, those are mostly designed to swell seals up and help slow leaks from seals, not gaskets.
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline ADRay

Re: Leaky head gasket (not blown)
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2019, 11:28:09 AM »
those are mostly designed to swell seals up and help slow leaks from seals, not gaskets.

Ah, ok. thank you gentlemen.
1982 Mini 1000 HL