I have got a bit of a bad feeling about my rebuild. I torqued the head down dry, then yesterday read an old post of Douches where he always uses gasket paste. Question is should I take the head back off while its still easy or take the chance?
na generally you dont use gasket paste, particularly if your doing the job "right". not sure what post you found i must have been on drugs again.
ive used it on a renault which we didnt give a F about and it worked , but its not the done thing, best thing is clean, oil free, dry, very flat surfaces compressed nice and evenly.
make sure to check coolant regularly and use a nice heavy antifreeze mix,
and have a feel of your viscous make sure its up to job