Originally Posted by wmazz
Tightening the head bolts may fix your problem, But I you may be forgetting about what caused your problem?
A leaking head gasket is a symptom of a problem. The problem may be minor, or possibly serious if it isn't fixed.
A leaking head gasket is a symptom of detonation. Most head gasket leaks are caused by detonation.
Your detonation problem may be caused by your carb settings set to lean. Possibly your glow plug and
carb settings. What glow plug are you using?
Originally Posted by Beano-rc
Thanks for advice guys, will try tighten it up a little and see how it goes.
Will this be the cause of it revving out of control?
Revving out of control is caused by pre-ignition. Pre-ignition occurs after the engine has been detonating
for some period of time.
I recommend that you "anneal" your gaskets before you reuse them. Annealing expands the copper, so
that it can be reused. To anneal a gasket, heat up your gaskets one at a time, and drop them into cold
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