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I have an MG TF nine years old with 40000 miles on the clock.

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I have an MG TF nine years old with 40000 miles on the clock. The hed gasket was replaced some 6000 miles ago. There is now a soapy residue on the dip stick. I am not yet losing any water but I fear the start of a gasket problem. The engine is performing perfectly normally. Am I being paranoid since I am aware of the gasket problems suffered by these cars?
Hello

the TF was fitted with some of the revisions that later cured the head gasket issues but not all of them

If you're concerned I'd suggest doing a head gasket / block test kit as these take a coolant sample and analyse it for any signs of combustion gas - if present this would indicate the head gasket is on its way out

http://www.uktools.com/block-tester-p-12508.html


and if it does show up a fault then fitting the latest multilayer steel gasketfrom Xpart is known to usually fix it for good

http://www.xpartautoservicecentre.com/RVEa9e9d9e4f46a4323b8443382a341cc2a,,.aspx

Customer: replied 4 years ago.


If th test is positive would it be worth trying onre of the sealants on the market that can simply b added to the coolant. Thank you for your advice so far.

Hello Christoper

the modern sealents can achieve a lot so yes its well worth trying

I've had good succes with this product in the past

http://www.kalimex.co.uk/section.html?secpath=01.04.&pgid=17
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