TeamSwift

Home of the Suzuki mini-compacts ! Your Home for all things Suzuki Swift, Geo Metro, Holden Barina, Chevy Sprint, Pontiac Firefly, and Suzuki Cultus. TeamSwift is a technical performance oriented community!
It is currently Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:05 am

Underbody braces, turbos and more!

All times are UTC - 5 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2015 4:30 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Oct 21, 2015 1:44 pm
Posts: 10
Location: Oregon Coast
Putting a new head gasket on my 90 swift gt engine, what is the best gasket to purchase? Engine is rebuilt and stock.... also do I need new head bolts? Not sure if they are stretch or not...


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2015 4:40 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:38 pm
Posts: 32
Location: Northern California / Redwoods
If it's a stock motor a most any gasket should work but I would go with a felpro. They make decent gaskets and will be more than adequate for a stock engine. Also i may be mistaken but think the stock head bolts are torque to yield and will need replaced.

_________________
Listen to thine engine and mind thine tach, lest thine whirlybits seek communion with the sun.

1989 Suzuki Swift GTi, A work in progress as always.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2015 11:03 pm 
Offline
Island Inbreeder
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 18, 2005 6:56 pm
Posts: 6347
Location: Emerald city Washington
they are stretch
you can reuse twice if they are no signs of stress
.
I can't stress enough that all head gasket surfaces be clean and dry so the graffite gasket can heat and seal
and if i could add
run a few heat cycles then revist torq spec 25-35-60lb to finish.!
Start from middle and torq outward....in a circle pattern (refer to factory service manual)
.

_________________
.

t3 ragtop wrote:
the 3 banger isn't at all a "grenade." it's a tough little son of a bitch doing a big job. respect it.
suprf1y wrote:
I didn't save anything.Vehicles are to me, like little boys are to Tommy.Toys to be abused for my own personal pleasure.
jrjd wrote:
"Driving a Swift GTi is like driving a bike in your house".


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2015 1:12 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Aug 31, 2008 12:47 pm
Posts: 640
Location: Olympia, WA
jaguar,vettes&sprints wrote:
they are stretch
you can reuse twice if they are no signs of stress
.
I can't stress enough that all head gasket surfaces be clean and dry so the graffite gasket can heat and seal
and if i could add
run a few heat cycles then revisit torq spec 25-35-60lb to finish.!
Start from middle and torq outward....in a circle pattern (refer to factory service manual)
.


JV&S, thank you! :) :)
I wouldn't have thought to do the re-torque. I'll remember it the next time around!

I also suggest you go with Fel-pro because I've found that not all head gaskets are created equal. Some are not properly designed for engine rebuilds where the heads are... "well seasoned":
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=50653

There may be others, but I've found in years past that the FelPro head gasket has all the proper sized holes and met my needs perfectly. A buddy of mine swears by the NAPA brand head gaskets, but I've never seen one to compare to the Fel-pro openings.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group