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Odd guestion - old school. EM motor

Old 05-04-2009, 02:52 PM
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Default Odd guestion - old school. EM motor

So, I've been repairing my uncle's 1983 Civic Wagon, it has the EM CVCC 1.5L motor in it. Original story was she backed out a CVCC, so I rebuilt the head, threw it back on there. Since then, she has eaten two more head gaskets. All valves are perfectly set, and all are sealing (pulling greaat vacuum, even with a webber carb). Warp is within spec, yadda yadda. What ever is causing this motor to chew head gaskets like a fat chick with a box of chocolates is something NOT normal, nor obvious (IE - dont ask if I did torque patterns, correct torque, yadda yadda yadda). I was curious if there were any odd bugs. I'm simply getting tired of doing this (the whole 4 hour process is annoying). Anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks guy.


err edit.."Odd guestion" lol...
Old 05-04-2009, 03:04 PM
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Also, please dont say fractured block/head. I dont want to hear those words. Ever again.
Old 05-04-2009, 04:11 PM
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are you torqueing the bolts in the proper sequence and steps?

are the head studs stretched out of specs?
Old 05-04-2009, 06:01 PM
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Proper sequence, stretch is good.
Old 05-06-2009, 09:53 AM
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do u keep blowin the headgasket in the same place?? have u done a compression test?
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