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 Posted: 05-25-2006 04:44 am
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Jim Ketcham

 

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If the leak is minor you can try "stop leak".  I would only try the non-metalic type.  I had the same problem after a new rebuild and ultimately had to replace the head gasket and use the Lotus service fix of putting a very very small bead of high temp (red) silicone sealant on the new gasket.  That actually works quite well assuming you have the correct cylinder liner nip and good mating surfaces.

You will notice that on the Delta gasket the silicone  bead is only on one side as compared to the Goetz gasket used by Lotus.  

Good luck

Jim