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    If. Head was cracked near exhaust port then that would explain pool of water on start up and disappearance of water. By vaporisation But why would 2seperate exhausts drip water or are both heads cracked?

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    Are you sure the head gaskets are the right way round? They can be fitted back to front which will cause this.

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    Is that right?I was not aware of this,but I am sure I fitted them correctly,checking all the holes,waterways etc,how could it be possible to fit them the wrong way ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ganzaigeorge View Post
    Is that right?I was not aware of this,but I am sure I fitted them correctly,checking all the holes,waterways etc,how could it be possible to fit them the wrong way ?
    . Just fired it up and water is foaming!Could this be due to the water rushing through at speed due to no thermostat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ganzaigeorge View Post
    . The heads looked fine when I cleaned them up,the old gaskets showing no signs of anything bad
    Did you take the valves out? heads often crack behind valve seats.
    Its no good in the garage, Drive it!

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    No,they looked fine,not too much build up on them.Its looking more like a cracked head,isn't t it.No visible leaks,water from exhausts,water loss and it only seems to happen after a decent run......once heads are hot,crack expanding?A nyway having it pressure tested when hot on Monday,it will hopefully give me an idea of the problem.Would a compression test help?

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    Worth doing a colour test ,kits are cheap and effective.Did you get the heads skimmed or checked for warping.

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    No,because I did nt have as big a problem before, I did lose very small amounts of water and that's why I took heads off to check head gaskets,which looked ok.No signs of leaking water etc.

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    K-Seal Car Leak Repair: Coolant, Head Gasket & Radiator Sealant

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    I ve always been sceptical about these easy cures and it would be great if they worked,maybe they do I don't know,then again it might be worth a go?

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