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    leaky super tiger

    I have a new super tiger gs-.40 (ringed), breaking in on red max 15% nitro16% synthetic,40% caster . The engine is ok but the head leaks,I would hate to just set the engine aside and go to something else.What would some of u guys do to try to fix the problem?

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    I have never seen an engine leaking from the head. Usually it is a leak elsewhere and the fuel accumulates on the head. Can you give a little more info? The other thing is I personally won't run any fuel with less then 18% oil and I prefer 20%.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aggieman View Post
    I have a new super tiger gs-.40 (ringed), breaking in on red max 15% nitro16% synthetic,40% caster . The engine is ok but the head leaks,I would hate to just set the engine aside and go to something else.What would some of u guys do to try to fix the problem?
    Have you taken the head off to see if there are any manufacturing burrs that are keeping it from seating completely? I have seen that before on some engines where the head is a low clearance fit. All it takes is a bit of binding and you will see bubbles.
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    Sometimes the finned heads warp a bit. It should be under warranty if they are still in business. It could be lapped out and carefully cleaned if it isn't too far off. Any scratch or dimple from a piece of dirt on the surfaces could leak. I sometimes use castor oil on the mating surfaces and found that it seals a bit better, other people find the opposite true. 400 sandpaper on a piece of glass and some careful twists can flatten the top of the liner before lapping the head.


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