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Old 10-14-2007, 05:14 AM   #1
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I am overhauling my engine with gaskets and sandblasting so I need a gasket set. I want everything except I dont plan to do the LIM. I found a set on ebay but I am not sure if its what I need. Is this a good price?

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If you're not doing the LIM, what EXACTLY are you doing? That set is for a full head gasket overhaul, which means you have to pull the heads (and the LIM first). It also includes valve seals which would be replaced during a head overhaul.

I've never heard of Corteco so I can't speak for the quality.
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I was mostly concentrating on fixing the many oil leaks. Can I buy a complete gasket set for everything? I am stripping the eingine down to the block and I want to change all th eseals and paint some stuff. Show I do the LIM while Im there? Ive never taken an engine apart before so Im not sure of everything Ill need.
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No.
Stop.
Don't.
That is probably the correct gasket kit for what you want to do, but what you want to do sounds unnecessary. And it sounds like you don't have a clear understanding of what is involved. Back up, take a deep breath and think about what you hope to accomplish before you disable a running engine.
Pulling the heads shouldn't be necessary to fix normal oil leaks.
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Its true, I dont have a clear understanding, but my dad is helping me with this. He has been a mechanic since the 60s and hes built and rebuilt many engines before. We won't get into any situations that I we cant get out of. I just want to make sure I am not wasting my money.
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Then most likely your Dad has a good source for gaskets. Talk about it with him and ensure he'* happy with the brand.
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He knows what gaskets I need but he doesnt know anything about suppliers or where to get them, or what comes in a set nowadays. I think what I need to knwo is what gaskets do I need and what do they apply to. What is the prce differance between a head kit and a complete one? If its reasonable Ill just get them all and use what I need.
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He knows what gaskets I need but he doesnt know anything about suppliers or where to get them, or what comes in a set nowadays. I think what I need to knwo is what gaskets do I need and what do they apply to. What is the prce differance between a head kit and a complete one? If its reasonable Ill just get them all and use what I need.
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So the question becomes are you going to remove the heads? If not then there is not point in having a complete head gasket set..

I have heard of Corteco.... But not sure who is the parent company...

I believe that Rock Auto sells some of their gaskets..


I like the Fel Pro gaskets myself..

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I have used Corteco gaskets from Rock Auto on a Ford V6 and was happy with them. But I must agree with others...to do heads that may not need it and not to do the LIM, unless other things are going on, does not seem logical.
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