Originally Posted by ksnook
The HG's both looked as though they had been on for 17 years and when i checked the torque on the heads I made about a full turn before hitting 56 lbs. who knows what they were actually at.
What a pain!!!!
so, were they the new gaskets or is this shotty work from the place you got it done? clearly the full turn of the wrench is evidence of poor work, but the REAL question is, are you 100% sure they used the new HG? and if so, did the gasket simply deteriorate because of that full turn so coolant and oil have gotten to it, or is it truly a poor gasket?
of course, I wouldn't trust such a thing for such a vital component, but the questions are for can you do anything about the shop?