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Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2008 2:15 am 
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The biggest mistake would be buying a VRS kit off the shelf.

in fact, If you do buy a VRS kit, Throw away the Head gasket.

Burson and Repco selling wrong goods? :shock: :lol:


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Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2008 6:17 am 
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arm79 wrote:
Peter7 wrote:
Krytox wrote:
The biggest mistake would be buying a VRS kit off the shelf.

in fact, If you do buy a VRS kit, Throw away the Head gasket.

Burson and Repco selling wrong goods? :shock: :lol:


No.. s**t goods!

ok, where to buy not s**t parts? :wink: :?:

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2008 9:43 am 
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Peter7 wrote:
arm79 wrote:
Peter7 wrote:
Krytox wrote:
The biggest mistake would be buying a VRS kit off the shelf.

in fact, If you do buy a VRS kit, Throw away the Head gasket.

Burson and Repco selling wrong goods? :shock: :lol:


No.. s**t goods!

ok, where to buy not s**t parts? :wink: :?:


I think its 150% widely known in here to only purchase an AU metal head gasket if your doing a headgasket swap. Anything else and you're generally wasting your time if you want a long life of no gasket leaks.

The only aftermarket one I would bother purchasing would be the Durapro graphite gasket.

The typical VRS kits you buy off the shelf are generally the cheap s**t ACL or Permaseal kits.
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Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2008 1:58 pm 
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yeah, i figure OEM AU gasket and bolts is the way to go... why lap the valves though? do they come out when you get the head machined? (i think i only know enough info to get me in trouble here haha never pulled a head before but would like to give it a go!) ive got a good mate i work with here that i can ask, he builds his own engines, so might have to chat to him, also work next door to a dizzy place but the guy owns a couple of drag cars, so knows his stuff too... will keep reading, talking and hopefully work out what to do before anything breaks haha

cheers guys :)
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Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2008 12:09 pm 
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howdy guys i brought a low k motor a little while back for me race car, and it has the fitting taped into the head at the back, but i was told the motor was converted to gas and this was used run water through the converter?
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Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2008 5:30 pm 
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arm79 wrote:
I think its 150% widely known in here to only purchase an AU metal head gasket if your doing a headgasket swap. Anything else and you're generally wasting your time if you want a long life of no gasket leaks.

The only aftermarket one I would bother purchasing would be the Durapro graphite gasket.

The typical VRS kits you buy off the shelf are generally the cheap s**t ACL or Permaseal kits.

Workshops not buying any AU head gaskets separately from VRS kits- its really waste of money. Just do head job by themselves or sending heads to specialized workshops. And the cars running for years and thousands and thousands of kilometres without problem (if everything was done properly).
And if somebody does by himself cheap and quick repairs – no sense to expect the quality job.

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2008 6:59 pm 
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The Tickford head I got from FTG has one of these pipes and exits in a T piece on the return hose from the top of the thermostat housing to the overflow tank seems to work quite well! :D

 

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