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Old 07-03-2005, 05:20 PM   #81
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I believe I found the problem. Went to Autozone [I hate it, but they have what I need in stock]. Picked up a set of Fel-Pro gaskets [$40 for both]. Looked them over, and they look 300% better than the GM ones I put on. They are completely different, and have those little beads around all coolant ports. The GM ones I had, were just like this silver metallic thing.. I will take a pic of all three sets I have [original GM ones, new GM ones, and the Fel-Pros] when I pull the heads off. I betcha any money that was the problem at hand.
I'm willing to venture that gasket quality alone isn't responsible for such a spectactualr BHG in such a short time.
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Well, that could be true, repin. However, the Fel-Pro gasket is of much higher quality.

jr: You gotta remove the whole intake thingy to get to that one. The uhh.. egr passage thing. You know what I mean. It'* right before the TB. I'm sure you knew that though. Although you could always use a univeral joint.

If the intake gaskets were crushed, how could I tell? Since the GM head gasket was nothing compared to the fel-pro, I may pick up a new set of those along with the intake seal. Couldn't hurt, right?


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That copper gasket stuff, although it does work great on most gaskets and I always recommend it for regular stuff, is typically NOT recommended for head gaskets. Sometimes the head gaskets will actually say on the package or something with them will say not to use it. Just get the block and heads as clean as possible and torque them to the proper torque.

Anyways, good luck no matter how you go about it. Hopefully it turns out better this time!

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Well, that could be true, repin. However, the Fel-Pro gasket is of much higher quality.

jr: You gotta remove the whole intake thingy to get to that one. The uhh.. egr passage thing. You know what I mean. It'* right before the TB. I'm sure you knew that though. Although you could always use a univeral joint.

If the intake gaskets were crushed, how could I tell? Since the GM head gasket was nothing compared to the fel-pro, I may pick up a new set of those along with the intake seal. Couldn't hurt, right?


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I have always used a wrench to get at that bolt... A ratchet wrench really comes in handy...lol

At 15 ft lbs your not going to crush the intake gaskets.... If you had done 50-60 ft lbs and that if the bolts could hold up to that, then you would have crushed the gaskets...

15 ft lbs is not going to hurt anything...

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Alright.. no matter what i'll be sure to inspect it.

It seems as though you guys are recommending I not use anything on the head gaskets? Sounds good to me.


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Alright.. no matter what i'll be sure to inspect it.

It seems as though you guys are recommending I not use anything on the head gaskets? Sounds good to me.


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There is no need to use anything on the gaskets... They are install dry...

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