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Old 02-06-2009, 03:52 PM
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Head Leaking Water

I Bought A Set Of Hump Heads And Had My Local Shop Rework Them One Head Had A Stripped Valve Cover Stud That They Fixed, (He Brazed in a stud) ,now I Have A Water Leak From Around That Stud Any Advice About Fixing Without Pulling The Head..would Jb Weld Stop The Leak?
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You could try jb welding it but then your valve cover gasket might not seal properly around that area and leak oil. I'd probably take it back to the shop for them to fix their mistake if it doesn't work out.
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Ayuh,...

Bar's Leak, or Alumaseal might get you a few more laps,....

Basically,... That head is probably Junk...
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Are you sure it's from the stud hole?? My recollection of those heads is that the stud is pretty high above any water and someone would have had to drill down pretty far to hit water.
I just looked at a cutaway..and I guess they could have drilled down into the water, but a good brazing job shouldn't leak. The correct repair would have been to heli-coil it and put a small plug deep in the hole if they hit water.

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