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  OS 30694 oil pan gasket
Posted by: EdLorain44000 - 10-15-2017, 07:02 PM - Forum: Diesel Engine Sealing - Replies (1)

Huh I have an 01 24 valve diesel cummins 5.9 about to install OS 30694 oil pan gasket. Should I use RTV???Thanks ED

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  8171 PT-1 Crushed Thinckness?
Posted by: Elian - 10-14-2017, 04:06 PM - Forum: Head Gaskets - Replies (1)

I have a set of 8171PT-1 head gaskets for my 1971 Olds 455 engine rebuild.  I'm trying to calculate what my static compression ration will be at completion and would like to have as close as possible a value for the compressed head gasket thickness for these 8171PT-1 head gaskets.

By the way, I went to the Fel-pro web page for these 8171PT-1 head gaskets and it only lists the "manufactured thickness" as a specification and says this should be in a range from .0396-.0494.  By the way I measured my gaskets at the metal ring that seals the cylinder area and they are .051 so they seems out of the gate to be thicker than what Fel-pro says they should be out of the box / uninstalled, unless maybe I measured it at the wrong location on the gaskets (the fiber gasket portion outside of the metal cylinder sealing rings were thinner and more in-line with the .0396-.0494 spec).

Anyway, what does Fel-pro say the compressed thickness of these 8171PT-1 gaskets should be?  Thanks...

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  350 Rear main seal replacement
Posted by: awidod1073 - 10-13-2017, 08:33 PM - Forum: Crankshaft Seals - Replies (1)

I have been reading online that you can replace a rope seal with a PTFE seal. I cannot seem to find the part #. I have 1972 Olds Cutlass S with a 350 engine code M. Is there a 2 piece PTFE seal available?


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  Part#1689 Chevrolet 90 degree V6 Valve Cover
Posted by: David Billingsley - 10-11-2017, 07:46 PM - Forum: Other Performance Gaskets - Replies (1)

Need help locating out of stock, Fel-Pro #1689 Valve cover gaskets Sets. Chevrolet 90 degree V6, race engine application. Any and all leads appreciated.       [phone number removed to protect privacy]

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  Intake Manifold gaskets
Posted by: Scott - 10-09-2017, 09:58 PM - Forum: Intake Manifold Gaskets - Replies (3)

Hi-I have a bone stock 1970 402 c.i. Chevy engine.Iron manifold and heads.I have purchased the 1212 gaskets but I guess I need the 1212S-3 gaskets?Could you tell me the correct procedure for installing the gaskets.Thanks so much.Scott P.S.Of course I found your site after buying the 1212! Rolleyes

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  98 Nissan frontier VS 50696 R valve cover gasket
Posted by: Tom - 10-07-2017, 06:24 PM - Forum: Valve Cover Gaskets - Replies (1)


I nave a VS 50696 R valve cover gasket to install on my 98 Nissan frontier . are there any area that I need to apply sealant?

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  Ford 4.2L V6 Water Pump Gasket #35431
Posted by: Beierwaltes Garage - 10-06-2017, 07:35 PM - Forum: Preparation and Installation Questions - Replies (1)

I am replacing the water pump on a 2000 Ford E150 Cargo Van with the little 4.2L V6. 
This is my first time using the blue Fel-Pro gasket for this application. 

The gasket is part #35431.

Can you please confirm that this gasket is intended to be installed dry without any additional sealant?


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  head gasket
Posted by: jim fleming - 10-04-2017, 05:06 AM - Forum: Performance Head Gaskets - Replies (7)

I'm building a performance gen6 bbc. Bore size is 4.310. But my aftermarket aluminum heads are suited for all (4,5&6, 502 also i think) big blocks so the combustion chamber is larger then bore size on the exhaust side and on intake side. More on the exhaust side. Do i use a gasket that better matches the bore size or the combustion chamber size?
     I would also like to scribe and cut some eyebrow notches at the top of the cylinder walls on exhaust and intake(where it overhangs) in order to create a little better flow, unshroud the valves, so the transition between deck and head is eased. The heads are blueprint 8013. When installed the right side and left side of the head chamber overhangs the deck slightly, more on the exhaust side-maybe about 1/16" or s0. (i have not scribed it yet for actual width yet). Blue print engines said the 1047s would be fine, but i was considering the 1037s. I also wasnt sure if the head gaskets were perfectly round or if they are slightly cut (sort of kidney like) for bbc engines that had factory valve reliefs(eyebrows) like some of the mark 4 hi per blocks  (mercruiser engines had them).
     Any advise would be helpful thanks.

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  oil pan gasket
Posted by: chris - 10-03-2017, 01:26 AM - Forum: Oil Pan Gaskets - Replies (1)

A month ago I installed a fel pro one piece permadry  oil pan gasket part number 0S34510T in a small block chevy 350...this motor is in a rat rod i'm building and over the weeekend I started the vehicle and with in 5 minutes of motor running oil began to run out the front seal where the oil pan and timing cover meet. I followed instructions to NOT add any sealer anywhere other then the front corners of front main bearing and also the corners of the rear main bearing which is only the places i put any sealer. Now I have to drop the pan and seal this like I used to with the old style of cork and rubber seals which i've used in the past...this  gasket is a piece of crap! and this will be work I shouldn't have to do.I would never recommend this to anyone nor will I ever used it again..your seal thickness is not enough up front.

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  Oil Pan Gasket(s)
Posted by: Daniel C. - 10-01-2017, 09:40 PM - Forum: Oil Pan Gaskets - Replies (3)

I bought a gasket set - OS 4250 C for a 1952 Dodge P/U with a 218 six. I received 4 cork gaskets.
   I gather from reading some threads that you recommend installing them dry, with #2 sealer at the notorious
My questions are:
   There is a leaflet in the box with the gaskets that says use adhesive sparingly to the mating surfaces  - what kind of
  adhesive or do you recommend dry?
    There is a rubber oring supplied that has instructions to cut two pieces at 1.125 inches and lay in the cap groove,
   does this apply to the 218 cu engine? do these lay against the aluminum cap seals along with the cork?

Thank You,

   Dan in Ohio Huh

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