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Old 01-12-2015, 03:01 AM   #1
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Default Head Gasket Orientated Correctly? ('01 VVT)

Hi,

Yes, I've searched. I'm pretty sure I'm right, but just to be sure, is this correct?

Thanks in advance!

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it wouldnt line up any other way
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sure, which is why I reckon I have it on right. It's just the number of water passages that are blocked has me a little spooked. Fairly new to these engines.

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Yes, but you're missing an alignment dowel. You're also failing by reinstalling an 01-05 head gasket, instead of using a 94-00 BP26 gasket and a reroute.

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it wouldnt line up any other way
except for if you put it in upside down and block the oil feed to the head, which a few people have done.
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What Sav said x10.

'94-00 gasket, cheap reroute spacer in our classifieds, $15 kia neck, $15 GMC hose, win.

But no, it's not currently upside down.
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Yes, but you're missing an alignment dowel.
except for if you put it in upside down and block the oil feed to the head, which a few people have done.
Can confirm! If you put the gasket on upside down, it will in fact block the oil feed to the head!

I inadvertently tested the lubricity of Lucas assembly lube and can confirm a VVT head with zero oil pressure will idle for about 8 minutes before the intake cam locks up. It is thus my recommendation that all head gaskets be installed correctly for any engines expected to run reliably for more than 8 minutes.
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thanks for the replies. Cheers.

& yes I did notice the alignment dowel missing. It is firmly stuck up in the head!
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Can confirm! If you put the gasket on upside down, it will in fact block the oil feed to the head!

I inadvertently tested the lubricity of Lucas assembly lube and can confirm a VVT head with zero oil pressure will idle for about 8 minutes before the intake cam locks up. It is thus my recommendation that all head gaskets be installed correctly for any engines expected to run reliably for more than 8 minutes.
Ha I've also done this exact thing.
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