gasket peices in engine

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by masterx1234, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. masterx1234

    masterx1234 Member

    i was replacing the head gasket on my kit and a few peices fell on top of the piston, the engine seemed to fire up just fine, do i have to worry? will it damage my engine? btw i was using cork gasket material

  2. Al.Fisherman

    Al.Fisherman Active Member

    What kind of a engine are you running? Cork shouldn't hurt. If it gets in the way it will be ground up, now a metal gasket is another story. We, years ago, had cork valve cover gaskets, and at times it was almost impossible to keep it out of the head and down to the oil.
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2011
  3. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    Ride That Thing

    should not be a problem
    Ride That Thing
  4. masterx1234

    masterx1234 Member

    its a 50cc bgf kit
  5. motorpsycho

    motorpsycho Active Member

    why are you using a cork head gasket?
    the headgasket should be steel.
    cork won't hold up to the heat and compression.
  6. Al.Fisherman

    Al.Fisherman Active Member

    That was my next question... Not even fiber gasket material.