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  5.3 head gasket question
Posted by: Michaels - 09-22-2018, 03:39 PM - Forum: Head Gaskets - Replies (5)

Which head gasket should I use? 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 5.3 engine T code with 1999 casting number # 862 notched heads that have been surfaced .006 I plan on using ARP bolts when the heads are changed.

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  TOS18715 4T45e Trans pan gasket metal core broken?
Posted by: Jeremy - 09-21-2018, 10:58 PM - Forum: Drivetrain Gaskets - Replies (1)

I had to replace the transmission in my mothers 2011 Chevy HHR 2.2 because the cheap gasket popped out between 2 of the bolt holes and she continued to drive it until it ran out of fluid!

So I wanted a steel reinforced OEM style gasket for the new transmission to make sure this doesn't happen again but I returned the first one because the steel core appeared to be broken with a spot that was limp and flexible although it was in a heavy box to make sure it didn't bend!

But much to my surprise the second gasket also had 2 limp spots with broken metal core so is this a bad batch or are the actually made that way? If they're made that way, why?

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  inverted head gasket ? Starting to wonder..
Posted by: wrench Guy 55 - 09-21-2018, 07:02 PM - Forum: Head Gaskets - Replies (1)

My vehicle : 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.7 liter 2 wd. mileage : 153 K
 I done a valve job on this car, and it runs very nice and smooth now, but there is something leaking oil (about a quart in 15 miles) from lower left front of engine.  Identifying exact place where oil leak originates has proven to be very mysterious indeed, because the oil appears to come from the area behind the oil filter adapter housing. This section of the engine block is very difficult to get a good look at on this car, because the block itself is concealed very much, by the oil filter housing, the A/C compressor and the alternator. The car has to warmed up and rpms held over 3500 for a couple of minutes, before the leak starts happening. The oil does not seem to drip out high up enough to be coming from the point where cylinder head meets engine block, but the entire front of the engine is covered by a plastic enclosure housing the timing belt. I am starting to wonder whether the oil is leaking at some point along where the head meets the block.. (the valve covers are visible all the way around, and they are not leaking at all.)  Could it, (therefore) be running down behind the plastic timing belt housing, then showing up further down - behind the oil filter housing ? I guess it is difficult to rule out, at this point..
 Prior to head re- installation, I checked both heads for warpage with feeler gauge/straight edge (they were very straight) I done careful clean and prep on deck and head mating surfaces, used brand new set of head bolts, and followed the torque procedure and sequence to the exact specs.
 As I said, this car runs smooth and nice as a much newer one now. Only problem is the weird oil leak..
 I now am wondering whether I could have goofed by inverting the head gasket accidentally ? (I used Fel Pro HS 26340)
 So my question is, if I did make that mistake of inverting the gasket, could this oil leak be the result ?  It seems to me, (please correct me if I am mistaken) that if my head gasket were upside down, wouldn't the engine overheat (or at least run hotter than normal) due to coolant passages being obstructed by the gasket ? 
 (I'm hoping a look at the design on my engine will provide a clue , with a little luck ? If my gasket is installed wrong, what passage ways would be obstructed between block and head ?) )
 I've driven the car around for distances over 20 miles after this valve job, trying to figure out and identify the oil leak. The car has a new thermostat and water pump in it too, and coolant temp is running perfect at all times.
 I know it is always difficult to trouble shoot a vehicle issue based on some one's verbal description, but I hate to go through removing the head if it is installed correctly after all, so I'm trying to explore all possible avenues before going back in there.     Thanks for any insight you might have, Fel Pro folks - Your gaskets are the greatest !
                                                                                                              wrench Guy 55

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  Sealant on 8266 PT-1 Head Gasket?
Posted by: AlanC - 09-20-2018, 05:59 PM - Forum: Head Gaskets - Replies (1)

I'm about to install the 8266 PT-1 Head Gaskets on a 1974 AMC 360.  At the bottom of the list of engines that the gasket fits and just below "Replaces No. 322 7352", it says, "IMPORTANT: Sealer is needed on Steel Face side of gasket".   Below that, where it says "NEVER NEEDS RETORQUING", there is a list of 4 items, one of which says "Use No Sealer".

On the back side of the sheet where the installation instructions are, it says, "Metal Faced Gasket(s) require a thin event coat of sealer applied to the metal sides of the gasket."

The bottom of the gasket is metal that has some kind of thin finish that looks like it's painted on.  Do I need to apply a thin "event" coat of sealer, or not?  If not, would it hurt to put a coat on the bottom side of the gasket?

Thanks in advance for un-confusing me.

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  1992 Toyota Pickup 22RE Head Gasket 26185 PT
Posted by: BigD - 09-18-2018, 04:07 PM - Forum: Head Gaskets - Replies (1)

I had to replace the head gasket on my 1992 Toyota pickup 2wd with 22RE engine in August of 2017.  When I was looking at head gaskets that came in the head gasket sets, almost all of them have the slipper plate design.  I did install a Toyota factory head gasket, and it is a slipper plate design too.

There is a lot of back and forth banter on various forums across the internet about which head gasket is the best for a 22R/22RE engine.  Some say Fel-Pro is junk, and some say it's fantastic.  The same can be said for the new slipper plate designed head gaskets too other than the Toyota head gasket, but I don't think too many people are buying the Toyota head gasket because it is expensive.

I am going to include a picture of three head gaskets that I snagged off the net.  The top one is a DNJ Rock HGS904, the middle one is the Fel-Pro 26185 PT improved design, and the bottom one is Victor Reinz Mahle 54355(made in Japan).  The Toyota OEM gasket is a slipper plate design too, but I don't have a side by side picture of it.  It looks like the Victor Reinz Mahle.

Would like to know why Fel-Pro is not using the slipper plate design on the head gasket?  Not sure what type of head gaskets the 22RE rolled off the assembly line with when the engine was brand new, but I am guessing it was not slipper plate design.

Also, tell me why I should choose a Fel-Pro head gasket as it is now compared to the slipper plate designed head gaskets?

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  1256 intake gasket
Posted by: Don - 09-13-2018, 07:29 PM - Forum: Intake Manifold Gaskets - Replies (1)

I have a set of 1256 intake gaskets for my Chevy small block enginewith iron heads and aluminum intake.

The gaskets have the printoseal compound on one side. My question is does the printoseal side go up against the intake or down against the head?


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  Rear main seal, crank shaft score line
Posted by: Robert - 09-13-2018, 04:07 PM - Forum: Crankshaft Seals - Replies (1)

Hello, I'm in the middle of an install of BS 40626 and am noticing that the score line seems pretty deep. I've never seen one before though. Would you recommend doubling the housing gasket to draw the seal back a bit? Machining or polishing is not really an option for me at this junction. Thank you in advance.

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  26168 PT
Posted by: tom - 09-12-2018, 11:08 PM - Forum: Head Gaskets - Replies (3)

is a 26168  and 26169  MLS Gaskets?

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  conversion set cs8510
Posted by: gregorygman - 09-10-2018, 09:32 PM - Forum: Timing Cover Gaskets - Replies (1)

Hey... already started timing chain R n R on my 350 installed in my '92 Chevy Silverado Vin K.    instead of just the TCS 45265 kit needed, i opted for the conversion set CS 8510 to have all seals and save a few bucks over the separate gasket kits.   i tried to find a detailed list of seals included for this kit and went A-Z on website here, but no  luck.   your page devoted to 'Conversion Sets'  does say '...sets have everything needed..'   so long story short, bought the kit and no repair sleeve in sight.   was the kit short ?  i know what the store charges for just sleeve alone negates any savings by getting CS8510.   thanx in advance for any help !

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  torque spec
Posted by: lmoe67 - 09-10-2018, 05:47 PM - Forum: Valve Cover Gaskets - Replies (1)

Hi there,
looking for the valve cover gasket torque spec for your gasket #VS 50145 R
I'm installing on a 1967 Dodge Coronet R/T, 440 engine.

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