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Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 8:07 pm 
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has anyone here used the au steel gasket on the e-series head but had problems with alignment of the rubber timing cover seal?

the gaskets are visualy the same except the au has a shorter lip on the front-right side of the timing case which would be enough to cause a major oil leak. is there a way around this?

ill post a pic tomorrow sometime outlining what i mean.

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 9:45 pm 
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post a pic and at the same time measure your piston to deck clearance to see what clearance you will get with the 0.60mm metal head gasket.
Technically you will be getting a clearance where the piston should touch the head at revs but so far I have found no one reporting this possible issue.

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 9:51 pm 
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EA-EB timing cover gasket is different to the EBII onwards

i used an AU gasket with EA-EBII timing cover gasket.

make sure u clean the "corners" of the timing cover. place a small amount of silicon/gasket goo in there to seal it properly.
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Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 1:17 pm 
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turbotrana wrote:
post a pic and at the same time measure your piston to deck clearance to see what clearance you will get with the 0.60mm metal head gasket.
Technically you will be getting a clearance where the piston should touch the head at revs but so far I have found no one reporting this possible issue.

i had wondered if it was too thin, i got 0.62mm using a micrometer the standard gasket is 1.04 (but would flatten out to about 1mm). i cant measure the deck height now cos i used a another gasket to get it running again but next time ill check it out. :?

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EA-EB timing cover gasket is different to the EBII onwards

i used an AU gasket with EA-EBII timing cover gasket.

make sure u clean the "corners" of the timing cover. place a small amount of silicon/gasket goo in there to seal it properly.

i tried one from an ed but it was the same but narrower than the ea seal but it also could have been from an ef\el i wasnt sure. next time i go to fit it ill have to do some research in finding out the differences between timing covers.

thanks for your replies :)

 

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 9:34 pm 
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there is an easy way around the top timming cover seals. DONT use them.
they only serve to create a potential leak.

the AU gasket will work in any of the older OHC engines, for the top of the timming cover, go to a toyota spares outlet and get a tube of toyota black sealer, use a 5mm bead of teh toyota sealer instead of the gasket. the sealer will outlast the headgasket

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 9:42 pm 
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mine went on perfect and i havnt got a oil leak and ite been about 7 months since i have done it

 

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