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post #11 of 41 (permalink) Old 10-02-2019, 06:52 AM
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I think the head gaskets have been updated, but for later cars with basically the same engine. It is a three sheet metal gasket specifically for higher horsepower engines. It is apparently identical except for one stud locator hole that needs to be added. this is according to a US owner, ex racing mechanic, who could not believe RRB were still using this old design. https://bentleyadventures.wordpress....entley/page/2/ try this link. so i think the better gasket is available but repair shops will not fit it because it wasn't designed for the older model cars. that is exactly what happened to me, even after I made the repair garage aware of this situation.
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Hello John.

Yes, I remember the discussion you had on this forum when your head gaskets had to be changed and how the repairers would only fit the original type gasket not the MLS type.

I think that a few people will try the MLS type if the supply of head gaskets stays unobtainable for too much longer.

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I will look into the MLS ones on the Arnage as per what the guy on the link did on his blog. We could be waiting into next year for gaskets!


Interesting point about this being one of the issues causing the Turbo R to be worthless. When I look at mine in the garage it certainly doesn't resemble a £6–8k car. They are incredibly classy motors, hand built, the interior stinks of quality, 6.75 litres of British muscle wrapped in a shape synonymous with luxury.
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One of the factors with the head gasket issue regarding Turbo's is related to the driving habits of the owner/driver. A common fault has been found to be block and head expansion. The vehicle must be totally warmed up before hitting the gas to feel the turbo rush. It's a great feeling but without awareness can be costly.
When these cars come on the market many new owners do not know the history or driving habits of the previous owner.
The new MLS gaskets are better, but remember to warm up or blow up.

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I wonder if it is mentioned in the RR/B drivers handbook for the car.


I have a Lotus Turbo Esprit approaching 60k miles now which is worrying me with the nicosil liners but never had any issues with the turbo. I was told from day 1 by the dealer salesman that turbos needed a little time to get the oil pumped up to the bearings so have always waited anyway before heavy acceleration.



At least if I had a RR/B turbo it would have then survived.......


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I wonder if anyone has contacted a high-quality head gasket manufacturer like Reintz to see if they have an interest?

Cheers- Larry B.
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For what it is worth, I contacted the U.S. representative of Reinz and explained the situation about blown head gaskets; he said he would forward the info on to the Europe office, which I presume designs and manufactures head gaskets.

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For what it is worth, I contacted the U.S. representative of Reinz and explained the situation about blown head gaskets; he said he would forward the info on to the Europe office, which I presume designs and manufactures head gaskets.

Cheers!
Thanks Larry. Wouldn't it be great if someone like them jumped in and offered a better quality solution. From what I've read, copper would be a far more appropriate solution for our engines.


Noticed you're from East Tennessee. Just back from there, and seriously considering shipping out the Bentley at some point.


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I am from Greenback, near Knoxville.
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I am from Greenback, near Knoxville.
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Finally connected the dots to realize who you are. Hope to see you at Cavallino next January!

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