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At last! Took some patience but it's out. I don't trust these Minispares studs, so think I'll be ordering a full set of higher quality ones before putting back together.

Chris, I'm going composite this time, my gut feeling is these are better now. How have you got on with yours?
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Glad you got the broken stud out. Looked at head gaskets, and some of the really high quality ones are up to £170.00 each.
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Hi Peter,
Great that you managed to get the stud out, where will you get the higher quality ones from?
Not good news with mine, after removing the head it was obvious that oil has got passed the gasket and into the cylinders.
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Evidence of the oil was also under the gasket.
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Big problem though was the damage to No.4 piston, looks like something metallic has got in there and damaged the surface of the piston and part of it is still embedded on the side.
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The bore is however, unmarked? I did a compression test before removing the head and got good readings on all cylinders.
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So what to do now? Clean up the piston and try it, I've no idea how long the damage has been there, it wasn't there last year when I last replaced the gasket. Or is it engine out again and rebore etc.
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Wow thats done some damage to that piston! If the bore's are ok, you should be ok though?

I've decided I'm not replacing the studs, the cost of the higher quality ones is just too much to justify currently. I've got the head back on today and tightened down, no studs snapped thank god. So jobs as they stand currently -

Finish rebuilding carb
Replace bottom hose, current one isn't great fitting (think its a 1275 one)
Replace tappet cover gaskets
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The bore has some uneven wear and i cannot get access to the piston to clean it up without taking it out. Bore damage may be due to some problem with further down. So engine is coming out again, and a replacement is being built!
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