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Gasket Packaging
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Felpro gaskets are sold with a dire warning on the packaging that there are no returns on open packages. I work in the aftermarket and few customers have enough information about the exact part number they need to do a repair without needlessly opening the box.  Differential cover gaskets are the worst in this.

Please address the fact that in most cases, there is a question of fit that can really only be done visually.  I suggest that either packaging show a "what you see is what you get" full size picture or have a transparent window in order to allow for matching the needed gasket.
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#2
Hi Allen,

Pictures of all of our products are available at Fme-cat.com! You can also find detailed fitment information to confirm fitment for a particular application through Fme-cat.com. Fme-cat.com is our electronic catalog and is an excellent resource because product information and images can be updated and new products added much more quickly than print.

Part number-specific packaging would mean having tens of thousands of different boxes, which isn't practical.

We considered a "window" in the packaging a while back but determined it would be largely ineffective as parts are separated by fillers (pieces of cardboard, paper, or other materials). The fillers are in place to protect parts from one another. Also, because many gasket have points or edges, there’s a decent chance that the components would rip through the window.

The “Not Returnable if Opened” warning is on the box to prevent sets from being purchased and opened up, having parts “borrowed” or swapped out, and then returned. This is why we strongly recommend using the pictures on Fme-cat.com to identify and match up parts whenever possible.
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#3
Sorry to tack onto an existing thread, but I'm unable to start a new thread for some reason. Mods please feel free to move this post. The Chevrolet 1.4 turbo engine Has a problem prone crank case ventilation system. There is a silicone rubber check valve built into the nylon intake manifold. Often the check valve falls out of the intake an passes through the engine. This rubber doesn't seem to cause any problems as it passes through a cylinder. Without the check in place, this engine is oil leak prone and a disc will eventual fail in the valve cover causing lean codes due to a vacuum leak. the check valve is not available out side a complete loaded intake manifold assembly. You should make a intake kit that includes an improved check valve. There is a GM TSB on this subject.
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(04-14-2017, 10:35 PM)Guest Wrote: Sorry to tack onto an existing thread, but I'm unable to start a new thread for some reason. Mods please feel free to move this post. The Chevrolet 1.4 turbo engine Has a problem prone crank case ventilation system. There is a silicone rubber check valve built into the nylon intake manifold. Often the check valve falls out of the intake an passes through the engine. This rubber doesn't seem to cause any problems as it passes through a cylinder. Without the check in place, this engine is oil leak prone and a disc will eventual fail in the valve cover causing lean codes due to a vacuum leak. the check valve is not available out side a complete loaded intake manifold assembly. You should make a intake kit that includes an improved check valve. There is a GM TSB on this subject.

Hi,

Thank you for letting us know about this issue. We’ll have to take a look into it. It looks like the valve is built into the composite "casting" and not the gasket itself. We will pass this on to Engineering for further investigation!
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