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Intake gaskets - sealant ...
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Boiler Steam Flange Gaske...
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2001 Mercruiser 5.7L Head...
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Head Gaskets
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No instructions in Box of...
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Rear main seal installati...
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VS 50451 R
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GM Fast Burn heads, FelPr...
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Photo VS 50451 R
Posted by: Rocky - 05-22-2017, 07:33 AM - Forum: Valve Cover Gaskets - Replies (1)

I Bought a VS 50451 R valve cover gasket kit and was wondering how to put the gasket on the head. My old gasket had 4 individual gaskets rings not connect to each other for each spark plug hole but this Fel-Pro gasket has the 4 rings connected to each other and then it is connected to the outer gasket as one piece. Am I suppose use this Fel-Pro gasket as one piece for installation or am I suppose to cut them apart to give me four gaskets rings that go to each spark plug hole? Am I also suppose to cut the gasket rings from the otter gasket part too?

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  GM Fast Burn heads, FelPro 1289?
Posted by: George - 05-22-2017, 02:29 AM - Forum: Performance Intake Manifold Gaskets - Replies (1)

As the title says should I be using Fel-Pro 1289 intake gasket on a rebuilt 355 using GM Performance Fast Burn heads on my 1993 GMC pickup.  The machinist included a set when I picked up my engine and I assumed they were fine.  He had installed some type of orange RTV around the coolant ports only and this weekend when I prepared to start the truck for the first time it started leaking coolant from the joint between the Intake Manifold, Head and Block at that spot where all three meet at the top of the lifter valley.  I never even got to start the motor, I noticed the leak as I was cranking the motor over a few times without spark to move oil through the motor. 

Also summit racing shows a .060" and a .120" version of these gaskets.  All of my surfaces are clean and appear flat when checking with a straight edge.  Should I consider the greater thickness?

The truck is my weekend driver.

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  BS40619 Rear Main Seal Installation
Posted by: j5hertzler - 05-21-2017, 06:24 PM - Forum: Crankshaft Seals - Replies (1)

Installed BS40619 with sleeve. Installation went well but have some questions:

1. I have seen on some forums people use Permatex Ultra Black on the outer edge of the seal. I am guessing they mean the outside edge facing towards the block. Do you have any thoughts on this?

2. More of a curious question: Does the sleeve rotate with the crankshaft? I am assuming the seal does not rotate.

3. When I put the flywheel back on, would it help to rotate the flywheel by hand so the seal does not take the initial shock of the crankshaft spinning so fast?

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  Head Gaskets
Posted by: Bob C - 05-19-2017, 03:01 AM - Forum: Performance Head Gaskets - Replies (1)

Looking for some advice re: Head Gaskets that sb used on a Mark IV 1968 396 Chevy BB. I have installed GM Performance Aluminum Heads Signature Series 19331424
I used Head Gaskets from FS8180PT-9 Fel pro gasket set. Everything is all lined up timing wise and valve settings(Hydraulic) I have very low compression on cranking engine(wont fire) Will using the Felpro 1027 gasket increase my compression. I find out after the fact GM recommends using gm pn-12363414 head gasket. First time using Aluminum Heads on BB. Any help is greatly appreciated

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  2001 Mercruiser 5.7L Head/Intake set
Posted by: George - 05-18-2017, 11:41 PM - Forum: Marine engine sealing - Replies (1)

I have a 2001 Mercruiser 5.7L. Some Felpro gaskets are labeled 'stainless steel'. I purchased a set #260-1516M from Guardian Engine Kits (Amazon).  Magnets are attracted to the head gaskets which tells me they are not stainless.

Which Felpro gasket set do I need?

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  Felpro 7191S
Posted by: 1956 willys - 05-18-2017, 03:51 PM - Forum: Head Gaskets - Replies (1)

service manual says 45 ft/lbs but no additional 90 defeees, should there be? 1956 willys pickup 226 flathead 6.

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  Boiler Steam Flange Gasket Material
Posted by: bruce - 05-18-2017, 03:25 PM - Forum: Miscellaneous - Replies (1)

Would any Fel-Pro gaskets gaskets work in a pressurized steam environment? We run a biomass boiler at 125-200c (highest would be 300c) at 8-11 Bar (hydro-static tests to 18 bar) with anti-scaling chemicals added to the boiler's water. 

We're a small organic distillery down in the jungles of Belize so getting material is difficult. Some of our vendors here in country do carry Fel-Pro 3046 and we're looking to have something on hand for backup till our next container arrives. 


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  hs-9728-pt1 91 toyota v6 3.0 vze
Posted by: ed tandberg II - 05-17-2017, 04:11 PM - Forum: Head Gaskets - Replies (1)

hi felpro, i have a 92 toyota 4x4 deluxe, (thats a v6 in a short cab for you non toyota ppl -(:  ), this isnt exactly a pleasant post solely because of all the searious headache this last year. Ive spent a MINIMUM of $1500 on headgaskets and bolts in said time period but this isnt a post to trash felpro.  early on i paid mcfarlins 2 hrs of their time to "only" remove the head bolts and torque the new ones on.  motor blew within 15 miles of house and EVERY single bolt freed up with less than 15 ft pounds pressure. for something thats suppose to be torqued 180 degrees past 33 ft pounds, id say they underdid it. so, if you do the math, that $1500 is a couple more changes since that fiasco, most recently i did the last one and as soon as i got it back together the oil pressure spiked, for no more that 10 minutes, prob less, of idle running time, then went dead.   changed the oil pump, pressure still isnt back, so went to a mech. who wouldnt take the job cuz couldnt gaurantee it, and he said the gaskets are on backwards, im down to the heads now and before i loosen a bolt, i can see the right bank is on passenger side, and left bank on the drivers, REALLY dont like asking this rudementary question, but is that right.  id prefer if you respond to my post by texting me and answer to [removed to protect privacy], thanks, ill look back at the forums if i dont hear from you. quicker responose would be helpfull. thanks

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  1999 Jeep Oil Pan Gasket
Posted by: Caroline - 05-16-2017, 11:42 PM - Forum: Oil Pan Gaskets - Replies (1)


So I work at a shop and we currently have a 1999 Jeep Wrangler 2.5L that we are replacing the oil pan gasket on. I was wondering if anyone else was having issues with it fitting into the grooves in the block correctly? The ones that we have are loose and not fitting. Is there any tips to installing it?

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  Air Filter Gasket
Posted by: Jon - 05-16-2017, 08:27 PM - Forum: Miscellaneous - Replies (1)

Hello, I want to make a replacement for two ring gaskets that sat in the air cleaner element on my '86 Toyota pickup (22R carb'd). The gaskets created a seal between the air filter holder and the air filter, and without the gaskets, the filter rattles around just enough to be loud and noticeable, along with allowing a little air to pass around the filter. The part is not available anywhere, and should be pretty easy to make, but I'm assuming the best route is a high-temp, gasoline resistant, rubberized material, but I don't know what to buy. Thanks for your help!

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