i usually put a small dab of anti seize on the head bolts before i install them, i don't use oil because i'm afraid the oil will get on the head gasket and ruin the seal.
Kohler K301 12 Hp - keeps blowing head gasket - suggestions?
Posted June 30, 2016 - 09:18 PM
Posted June 30, 2016 - 09:42 PM
I'd second the anti-sieze method. Like oil, it makes the threads more slippery, so you will need to increase the tightening torque to get the same amount of bolt stretch (gasket compression) that you would with dry threads. Main advantage of anti-sieze is that the graphite remains after the heat burns off the oil, and the bolts can be removed later.
Posted July 16, 2016 - 05:16 PM
Posted July 19, 2016 - 07:46 PM
- KennyP said thank you