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Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2006 6:40 pm 
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well it finally happened. my head gasket shat itself. what i was wanting to know is there another gasket or does anyone make a stronger one that standard?

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2006 6:44 pm 
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AU a spec from JMM, $100 you can't go wrong!

i did mine with it.... and... its still sealing

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2006 6:57 pm 
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ACL race series. Pretty pricey though. I'm not too sure, but i think i paid $100 for the head set, or it could have been just the head gasket on its own. Yeah anywayz, seems to be good stuff
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Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2006 8:49 pm 
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Krytox wrote:
AU a spec from JMM, $100 you can't go wrong!

i did mine with it.... and... its still sealing


JMM also do a triple layer metal head gasket too don't they?

s**t, $100.00, if that's all it costs to replace a head gasket, then who the hell cares if the I6's have a rep for it..... :D
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Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2006 9:14 pm 
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ACL race series. Pretty pricey though. I'm not too sure, but i think i paid $100 for the head set, or it could have been just the head gasket on its own. Yeah anywayz, seems to be good stuff


ACL Race Series head gaskets retail for $170ish that's just the gasket not the kit.
Go the AU metal one, I got quoted $80 at one local Ford spare parts genuine joint and $90 at another.
You will still need manifold gaskets, coolant, rocker cover gasket (maybe bolt seals too), thermostate hosuing gasket, etc.

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2006 9:39 pm 
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I think all AU's are a 3 metal shim gasket,

The one I got from JMM was a 3 shim one.

when looking at it, you think... wow this actually seals? cos its just pressed rather than a band around the cylinder.. but it works... I've even heard people using more than one gasket

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 12:24 am 
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ay just picked up my new gasket. its a Jim Mock au one. the 3 layer.was $110. getting it all fixed this week hopefully and while the heads off its gonna be reco's and have some work done to it and after that its gonna go on the dyno. itd be good to find out how much my car is putting to the ground.

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 1:25 am 
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Krytox wrote:
AU a spec from JMM, $100 you can't go wrong!

i did mine with it.... and... its still sealing


JMM also do a triple layer metal head gasket too don't they?

s**t, $100.00, if that's all it costs to replace a head gasket, then who the hell cares if the I6's have a rep for it..... :D


Lol, coz the labour costs hundreds of dollars.

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 8:47 am 
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hahaha the labour is ridiculous. JMM said the labour is about 800 bucks just to change the head gasket. ford start at 1500 for the job. so if the head needs fixing it costs even more. im paying 1200 which includes all labour, head reco, head work (porting etc) and a dyno run.

 

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