Kaw. head gasket leak

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by DanielC, Dec 1, 2011.

  1. DanielC

    DanielC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 45

    Hey guys, Ive got a Kaw.19 hp on my scag that is just starting to leak a little oil from the head gasket.I,m thinkin of Retorqing the head bolts to see if it will stop or slow down the enevitable.Has anyone tried this and can it be done without damaging the bolts. appreciate the input
  2. piston slapper

    piston slapper LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,315

    Its a crapshoot. If you try it, loosen the bolts and retorque.
    Replace the valve cover gaskets.
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  3. djagusch

    djagusch LawnSite Platinum Member
    from MN
    Messages: 4,339

    Since it is the offseaon/slow time I would just do it the right way and replace the head gasket. Gaskets are cheap and can be done in a day, even with a nap mid day.

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