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post #3 of (permalink) Old 20-03-2017, 19:01
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Originally Posted by Alan George View Post
With my MGF being layed up for some time on SORN and left with suspected head gasket failure, I intend to replace the head gasket before putting the car back on the road again. Having previously had a genuine land Rover multi layer gasket fitted with the bonded shim I intend to leave the shim bonded in place, if on inspection it looks OK, but fit the upgraded Payen gasket instead in combination with the existing bonded Land rover shim. Any one have any experience of this situation?
Please don't do that, you will be back under the inspection hatch again in less than 500 miles if you do...

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