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Posted: Sat Jun 16, 2007 1:27 am 
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i am fitting a head tomorrow using a graphite head gasket that was recommended by the workshop doing the work on the head anyone used a graphite head ? and are thay any good ?
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Posted: Sat Jun 16, 2007 4:09 am 
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i hear that the best is the AU one but im not totally sure about the graphite one.

 

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Posted: Sat Jun 16, 2007 8:31 am 
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The best would be to use an AU gasket. Saying that I think the graphite ones are good. I've been using them on my turbo EF with no problems.
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Posted: Sat Jun 16, 2007 11:15 am 
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the can all give way,,the only real difference is the au one takes a bit longer.

 

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Posted: Sat Jun 16, 2007 11:23 am 
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For the same price you can have the AU genuine one which is better. Graphites are an improvement over the fibre ones but.

 

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Posted: Sat Jun 16, 2007 7:18 pm 
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I heard the graphite ones are good for engines on gas, not sure if its the case but its what the old man used on his Gas Researched 350 clevo.
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Posted: Sat Jun 16, 2007 11:07 pm 
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I went and put an AU gasket in my motor in QLD before i Drove it to Perth, Had no probs and I was told by a number of people its the best one to use..

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 17, 2007 1:54 am 
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ok so see how it goes i guess.
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Posted: Sun Jun 17, 2007 5:14 am 
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For what its worth 100,000 k's ago i put in a Mono torque VRS kit and so far so good no head problems. Im thinking thing the biggest problem with the E series head problems was a simple thing called "Head Bolts" they tended to either stretch or snap. Now snapping is an abvious sign of failure but to actually see a bolt stretch is a little harder espacially if the test sample was better than the production one that we the customers copped, so maybe Ford or the engine plant in Geelong spent most of the $40 million of research on the gasket design when it was maybe only 25% of the contributing factor and head bolts was the other 75%. I do believe the pre AU head bolts dont exist but pre AU head gaskets do. So after all that Graphite head gaskets with post AU head bolts maybe just fine together....

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Posted: Sun Jun 17, 2007 5:43 am 
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I have a Graphite head gaskets on my EF due to recomendation from the man that did my head. I was not just some joe blow customer or he would not have cleaned, reseated the valves all for the $55 price of facing the head. He did quote $350 to do a full reco on it.

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 17, 2007 10:09 am 
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i do head gaskets at work alll the time au ones are better they are a better gasket and toughter and lesss likly to blow out and they give you slight higher compression better down low power we have found

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 17, 2007 12:45 pm 
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Have a talk to a few engine reconditioning/machining places - they do this stuff for a living, and should be able to give you some good advice.

Educate yourself first though (so you can catch them out if they're crapping on): http://www.aa1car.com/library/gasket_failure.htm
http://groups.google.com.au/group/alt.f ... 906c1edd3f

Although a lot of people will tell you to go an AU MLS gasket, you should be enlightened as to what else is out there, and what the trade offs are between them from the above links.

I'm not an expert by any means, but I hope this helps.

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 9:09 pm 
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the head on my ef is off atm and i spoke to a mechanic and he reccomended a graphite head gasket aswell so thats what im using. hope it all goes well

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 10:29 pm 
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snap0964 wrote:
Although a lot of people will tell you to go an AU MLS gasket, you should be enlightened as to what else is out there, and what the trade offs are between them from the above links.


im running the MLS on my EF :)
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Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 11:23 pm 
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Tocchi wrote:
im running the MLS on my EF :)
I'm running the graphite on my EL . . . :P

 

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