Yeah but so far all the work has been under warranty, so all I am out is my time and quite frankly, I paid him to do the work, I'd like him to get it right cause I really don't want to redo it for him. The head was resurfaced when it went to the machine shop to prep for studs and have the heavy springs put in.Well dang I would be cutting losses and doing the work myself or having someone else do it. Was the head resurfaced prior to installing a new gasket? What gasket are they using? They are doing something wrong for sure and it will probably happen again
I took it for a test drive the other day to test a theory. If I keep it under 10 PSI boost, it does not pressurize the cooling system, which (I think) narrows down the possibilities to 1. Deck is not flat 2. Head is not flat or 3. Reassembly was not correct. In my mind of there is a crack or defect somewhere it wouldn't matter how much boost I had, it would pressurize the coolant system. I don't know the brand of gaskets he used, but I do know they were 2 separate brands which leads me to rule out "bad gasket". Am I making bad assumptions?