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    10-19-2018 07:30 PM - permalink
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    Further to my engine rattle problems we have now lifted the head on inboard starb side of the V8 Cat engine to find that the problem was a blown (after market) head gasket! Although there appears to be a fair amount of carbon build up that seems to be the only damage. Both engines have less than 1600 hrs even though the boat is 1991 model. Have tried to contact previous owner to find out if he had changed this gasket and why, yet to get a response. Question to all the Cat experts out there? Due to costs and us being pensioners, can I get away with having this one head machined and valves done (injectors already be serviced all good) and leave other side alone? compression test show good readings on other head. Engine recon guys say I should do both but my mechanic thinks we should be OK. Block looks OK with head off! We don't intend doing anymore long cruises and will just potter around Moreton Bay here in Qld. Any constructive comments appreciated. Robin

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  • About MV Justace
    First Name
    Vessel Name
    M V Justace
    Vessel Make/model
    Lyscrest 42 Aft Cabin
    City, Town or Port
    Raby Bay Marina. QLD
    Zip or postal code
    Boating, golf, drinking red wine
    We are both retired and looking forward to a few years motoring our way north to Magnetic Island and returning to either Hervey Bay or back here to Raby Bay in the future or when i get too old to handle this boat. Now back in Raby Bay as of Aug 2018.


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