|Titan Copper Head Gaskets
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SAMPLE P/N T11064
Recommended uses: Racing Engines with Heavy Boost or Nitrous running liquid coolant.
NOTE: O-rings are required in the block or head, Sealant is not required.
STEP 1 - Before installing head gasket, visually inspect for shipment damage. Sealant beads must be continuous without gaps or scratches.
STEP 2 - Titan series head gaskets require o-ring combus- tion seals installed in the head or block. (p/n 31542 o-ring kit) Great care has been taken to allow as much room as possible for o-ring placement, if your o-rings are already in the head or block check to see that the sealant beads are clear of the o-ring. (Continue to step 3 below)
SAMPLE P/N 013524
Recommended uses: Extreme Racing Engines such as Blown Alcohol or Nitromethane.
NOTE: This gasket requires o-rings (receiver grooves) and sealant for coolant or oil passages.
STEP 1 - Before installing the gasket perform a visual check to insure that no damage occurred during shipping. The gaskets should be flat and free of dents or scratches.
STEP 2 - All SCE copper head gaskets are annealed in a vacuum oven after the punching process to provide malleable gaskets which are ready to use, do not use a torch to soften the gaskets. (Continue to step 3 below)
THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS ARE COMMON TO BOTH TITAN COPPER HEAD GASKETS AND PRO COPPER HEAD GASKETS.
STEP 3 - When installing o-rings there are two main considerations for placement. A. The o-ring must be clear of the sealant beads on the gasket. This will determine the maximum outer diameter of the o-ring. B. The o-ring diameter and location must accommodate bore opening and combustion chamber size and shape, this will determine the minimum inside diameter of the o-ring.
STEP 4 - Recommended o-ring protrusion is not more than 25% of gasket thickness (SEE FIGURE 1 BELOW). Example: Gasket thickness .043”, o-ring protrusion height is .008” to .010”. This standard works with all thicknesses that are .050” and less. Gaskets that are thicker than .050” do not require o-ring height more than .012”.
STEP 5 - If the combustion chamber or bore is so large that the o-rings will be placed less than .100” apart between cylin- ders, it is advisable to use a “figure 8” pattern for o-rings (SEE FIGURE 2 BELOW). This allows for more even clamp load over the entire head surface.
STEP 6 - New head studs/bolts are recommended for proper gasket sealing. Threads must be in good condition otherwise replace, a die can be used to remove old sealant and/or rust. Use a tap to clean threads in block. If threads are tapped through the deck, use care in sealing threads to prevent coolant migration up the bolt. If studs are to be used check for proper length so nuts do not “bottom out”. Always use quality hardened washers and thread lubricant to prevent thread galling.
STEP 7 - As with any performance application it is strongly recommended that head bolts/studs be re-torqued. Start the engine and allow it to reach operating temperature without placing any load on the motor. Shut down and allow the motor to cool to ambient temperature. With the engine cold and following the recommended torque sequence, one at a time back each fastener off just enough to relieve the friction set, then re-torque to specified torque value.