Air leaking for recently rebuilt Curtis head

by Thomas Robertson
(Columbia, SC)

recently rebuilt Curtis hea

recently rebuilt Curtis hea

I recently had the valves replaced professionally in my older Curtis compressor head. When I reinstalled the head, there were leaks around the bolt heads. I have rechecked the gasket and made sure the surfaces were clean. The unit takes a long time to load (over 25 minutes). I have contacted Curtis and they suggested dressing the head with a anabolic gasket maker and this seemed to help a little.

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Apr 03, 2018
Gaskets fit?
by: Doug in s.d.ca.

If the gasket actually fits properly, and there's no damage to the surfaces, then all that's left is improper torque, AFAIK. Do you have a torque spec?

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