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blown head gasket now what? and how much boost 5.0

Just got my zoom clutch squared away and boom took out the passenger side head gasket, 60mm turbo, bone stock motor (19,000) anyway I am thinking cometic gaskets and studs, what do you think and how much boost can this handle?

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Concentrate on the tune........How is it tuned?

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it wasnt , it just went together
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it wasnt , it just went together
well um do u think that could be it?

do u have any way to monitor the a/f ratio?

tune it or?

if no to any of these then u need someone to tune it somehow..
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Boost without a tune... you'll be lucky if you havent melted a piston.

Nothing but slow chebby's right now.....
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it wasnt , it just went together
Thats like getting someone pregnant your first time...

Basic rules are going to be,

1.remove a degree per pound of boost.
2.get the AFR under boost between 11-12.0
3. learn to listen to your engine, if it's hurting itself it won't do it quietly.

If you are green about forced induction, please slow down now and get your hotrod squared away before it becomes a fixture in the driveway or a huge headache.

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Just got my zoom clutch squared away and boom took out the passenger side head gasket, 60mm turbo, bone stock motor (19,000) anyway I am thinking cometic gaskets and studs, what do you think and how much boost can this handle?
I am with everyone else on the tune and good lord do not put cometic gaskets when using E7 heads. The gasket blew because it is the weak point and something was wrong that exposed that. Making the weak point stronger is not the solution at all because all that will do is make the next weak point break and the cost of repairs just keeps going up.

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I'm with everyone else on the tune....

But to anwser your orignal question I think that Cometics are a waste of money. I'm running Felpro's with ARP head Bolts, and they've seen 21psi a boost several times...

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At minimal....set your timing to 8*, check fuel pressure and take it easy til you can tune it........I've got a chip for sale......find you a decent tuner and be done.
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guys I agree about the tune, I understand, this thread was started about gaskets, this is not my first boosted car, it is however my first car that is bone stock with a little sleaper kit, use fel pro multi layer on my blower car and have had no problems, should I stick with fel pro

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A 9333 or 8548 gasket can handle enough boost to push you past block splitting horsepower levels. A MLS or cometic gasket can do the same….although it won’t pop when you detonate. If you had ran them before without a tune, it’s possible that you could have popped a hole in the piston…or worse. Instead, here you are…inquiring about a gasket change….see where I’m going here?

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The felpros Millhouse suggested work well. ARP studs will be a nice addition as well.
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I am with everyone else on the tune and good lord do not put cometic gaskets when using E7 heads. The gasket blew because it is the weak point and something was wrong that exposed that. Making the weak point stronger is not the solution at all because all that will do is make the next weak point break and the cost of repairs just keeps going up.
Snipe,

I haven't frequented this forum in a few years...didn't you used to have about 20k posts?

Did I miss something?

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Snipe,

I haven't frequented this forum in a few years...didn't you used to have about 20k posts?

Did I miss something?
I probably did on tm.com before one of the forum software changes but never over here.

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thanks guys , I should not of said how much boost can they handle, Yes I am curious however I relize a tune is what needs to be done.
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geting readdy to do the same set up single turbo on a stock 5.0. getting bigger feul pump and injectors and trying to get money for a pms. what else should i get. dont have $$$ for heads so is it pointless to do an intake now?

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geting readdy to do the same set up single turbo on a stock 5.0. getting bigger feul pump and injectors and trying to get money for a pms. what else should i get. dont have $$$ for heads so is it pointless to do an intake now?
I would save some money for things that might come up due to the added power. To answer your question though an intake would probably add more power with stock heads v. heads with a stock intake.

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Use 8548 pt2's, they will hold almost anything unless your tune is off.

Get a BTM I always liked the ability to dial some timing out if the weather was REALLY hot or I got bad gas or something.

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You can also lock the timing until you get it tuned.
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I probably did on tm.com before one of the forum software changes but never over here.
I bet it was TM.com...

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