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G Day all,
just a question about head gaskets,i heard that there is a metal head gasket u can get for 6cyl to replace the cork one, giving the engine more compression.
do you think that this is a good idea,i mean instead of blowing a head gasket something else might go,& and go in a big way.
Or the 2 metals might have a reaction under heat, what do u guys think.
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the standard head gaskets are metal.

Your thinking of the rocker cover gasket.

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the standard head gaskets are metal.

Your thinking of the rocker cover gasket.
no im talkin about the head gasket
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Metal rockercover gasket??? is there such a thing and would it even prevent oil leaks? i think he means the paper type head gasket with metal rings around each cylinder. i have heard of full metal head gaskets and they do give more compression. not sure how much though. dont think that they would have a reaction under heat either.

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Metal rockercover gasket??? is there such a thing and would it even prevent oil leaks? i think he means the paper type head gasket with metal rings around each cylinder. i have heard of full metal head gaskets and they do give more compression. not sure how much though. dont think that they would have a reaction under heat either.
i heard u can import them from the poms, they did the tickford inhance ments so they oviously know what they are doing, it would be worth looking into.
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he's thinking of copper head gaskets as used by top fuel and funny car engine builders.

mate, save youself a shitload of trouble.

do you plan on pulling you engine down every week??? because thats whay the top fuel engine builders do. one of many parts to be replaced every tear down is the headgaskets

just run a felpro or equivelant gasket kit through
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i said head gasket,mybe there not made of cork, but i know what i am saying.As for rocker gasket im running rubber not cork.
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i said head gasket,mybe there not made of cork, but i know what i am saying.As for rocker gasket im running rubber not cork.
was this directed at me? because if so, then please read my reply..........

i actually answered the question that you wanted answered
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was this directed at me? because if so, then please read my reply..........

i actually answered the question that you wanted answered
no mate u were the most help thanks. i was directing it at walkinshaw
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sorry dude, my bad.

Expesnive head gaskets can be a waist of $$$. The I6's dont need big compression. Stick to good quality monotorque ones.

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