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  LQ4
Posted by: Paige Estay - Yesterday, 04:36 AM - Forum: Head Bolts - Replies (1)

I am working on my 2006 Chevy 3500 Express Van, I purchased a complete fel-pro top end set. I installed new head gaskets and new fel-pro head bolts. I tightened both heads in the correct sequence to 65lbs then the first head I use daily the same sequence to 85lbs. The first bolt on the second head broke we'll before it reached 85, it was approximately 1/2 turn past 65lb torque spec. 

Is this a common problem? This is my service van and down time is very costly. I now have to remove the head and the remainder of the broken bolt. Is this something you guys stand behind or do I just need to go buy everything again and start over?

I would like for someone to contact me please. 

[redacted] thank you 

Paige Estay

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  Chrysler marine 318 exhaust riser gasket
Posted by: zminat - 02-17-2019, 12:48 PM - Forum: Marine engine sealing - Replies (1)

I have dual 1989 Chrysler 318 marine 225 HP fresh water (Lake Water) cooled engines.  The exhaust risers are one piece, centered on the exhaust mainfold,  right angle to approximately 3" rubber exhaust hose.  
I feel that I need to pull the risers off to be able to get my hands in place to change the spark plugs on the outsides of my engines.   My research from the Felpro web site indictes that I need gasket # 17552 to replace when I reinstall the risers.  Should I add a gasket sealant when I install the risers?

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  Valve stem seals needed
Posted by: Alexander - 02-17-2019, 09:40 AM - Forum: Valve Stem Seals - Replies (2)

I am working on a SBC 5.7 marine application engine. I live in Spain and having trouble getting the correct valve stem seal set for my head casting #462624. I want Fel-Pro and realise that I will have to order from the states. I want to get it right.
  I bought and received the Fel-Pro Marine #17214 upper end gasket set. The machine shop doesn't feel the seals that came with the set are correct for my casting number heads. Can this be verified?
  Intake valve stem diameter= 11/32"
  Exhaust valve stem diameter= 3/8"
  Valve guide stem= 9/16"
  Which valve stem sets (intake & exhaust) would be best for this head casting number?
  Fel-Pro #SS72527 (intake only) lists 11/32" diameter which should work. I don't know!
  Fel-Pro #SS72526 (exhaust only) lists 11/32" which is not my diamter and do not know if this will restrict and cause damage.
  Fel-Pro #SS72525 (exhaust only) does not list the diametr at all.
  Your advise would be greatly appreciated.

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  Thermostat Housing
Posted by: John - 02-15-2019, 09:18 PM - Forum: Cooling Gaskets - Replies (1)

I have the 2202 thermostat housing gasket. The intake and housing are both cast aluminum. Sealing surfaces are flat and in good condition. This is on a sbc stroker. Should some type of sealant be used? Or maybe a different gasket? Thanks!

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  Sequence of replacing the oil pan and timing chain cover gaskets
Posted by: Terry - 02-11-2019, 07:29 PM - Forum: Preparation and Installation Questions - Replies (1)

I am replacing both the oil pan and timing chain cover gaskets in my 1967 327 SBC.
My question is what is the preferred sequence to be used when putting everything together: Oil pan first, then timing chain cover, or vice versa?
Just looking for the best practice.
Thanks.
Terry

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  Head Gaskets ???
Posted by: Flip - 02-11-2019, 05:43 PM - Forum: Head Gaskets - Replies (1)

Hello.

I have a freshly 30 over bored 305 Small Block Chevy going back in my 85 C10. I'm running stock 1.72 heads and a Edelbrock Performer Intake and would like higher end gaskets and seals for this motor.

Which head gaskets and intake gaskets does Fel-pro recommend. I like the idea of the permatorque. Is there a complete gasket kit from fel-pro that has these as well.

Thanks

Flip

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  Mercruiser 5.0 manifold gasket
Posted by: David - 02-11-2019, 12:46 AM - Forum: Marine engine sealing - Replies (1)

I am looking at replacing intake manifold gaskets on my Mercruiser 5.0 (2004) model can you please advise which gasket set ?

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  4.3 chevy 1999intake manifold retorque suggestions
Posted by: Joe - 02-10-2019, 09:24 PM - Forum: Intake Manifold Gaskets - Replies (3)

1999 Chevy Astro Van. 4.3 V6
A oil sample test came back showing coolant contamination the Astro in 2015.
It then failed a pressure test.
I Purchased gasket set HST9354PT6 which is a head gasket set complete with manifold gaskets Feb/26/2015 just in case the head gasket was bad.  The problem was the OEM intake gasket and the intake gasket and other misc gaskets to get to it were replaced.  Manifold Bolts were also replaced  at that time per recommendation of Fel-pro

The intake gasket was changed by a mechanic in the area I was at as I was on the road at the time.
Today I was in the process of changing spark plugs and wires and noticed the intake weeping oil.  I found that the rear intake bolts are little more than finger tight.    Apparently the mechanic didn't use a torque wrench to install the gasket.  Recent oil tests show no coolant contamination in the oil. Which is a good thing.

I need to re torque the manifold bolts.
Suggestions for re torquing this gasket?  I have the factory manual but it only give the sequence and torque for the original funky plastic gaskets.  Not sure I should use those specs for this fel-pro gasket. Please advise.

Thanks in advance.

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  Head gasket with SS
Posted by: chris - 02-10-2019, 01:42 PM - Forum: Head Gaskets - Replies (3)

What head gasket will fit a 1979  351w  with stainless steel around the cylinder holes?

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  VS50577
Posted by: Kyle - 02-07-2019, 03:02 AM - Forum: Valve Cover Gaskets - Replies (1)

On a 4.7L dodge ram, the original seals for valve covers are oring type. The 50577s are not, but they are correct shape. However they will not go into the groove of the valve covers. Is there a certain procedure to get these installed?

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