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Posted: Mon Nov 06, 2006 7:31 pm 
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Howdy.

I know this is a long shot, but has anyone:

a) had their car dynoed before and after installing an AU metal head gasket.

AND / OR:

b) notice any performance gain from the increase in compression from the AU metal head gasket.

Thanks in advance.
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Posted: Mon Nov 06, 2006 7:42 pm 
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Dont think you would get any or little performance gain from that.

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 06, 2006 7:42 pm 
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Yeah you won't get much performance gain. But you will find that the head won't blow as easily as the E-series ones.

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 06, 2006 9:33 pm 
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yeh power gain negligable
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Posted: Mon Nov 06, 2006 9:52 pm 
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it would up the compression a little bit, but i dont think it would be enough to make it felt in the drivers cabin. then again some people have installed pods and suddenly have 13 sec 4 litres :roll:

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 06, 2006 9:58 pm 
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phongus wrote:
Yeah you won't get much performance gain. But you will find that the head won't blow as easily as the E-series ones.


my dad did a gasket on a 89 EA fairmont at 100k....... he used a standard brand new EA rubber gasket........ its now just clicked over to 320 thousand and hasnt missed a single beat, or used a drop of oil......... if u ask me, its who does the job more than the gasket of choice
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Posted: Mon Nov 06, 2006 10:26 pm 
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usually the gaskets dead thats why u replace it,
So from the period of said 1 dyno run, to after the gasket change theres more wear and tear.
and usually theres some sort of 'reco' head and or oil/plugs etc change also.

i'd say thered be a non noticable difference but a happier motor

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2006 12:40 am 
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You wouldn't notice anything, but then there are guys on here who notice a Tickford snorkle from a stock one so i'm sure they'll tell you otherwise LOL.
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Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2006 9:36 am 
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You might even find less power if you've got a lot of carbon in your chambers and the thinner head gasket bumps up compression enough to make it ping...

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2006 11:15 am 
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People talk a lot of wank lol..
I've just put on a AU gasket, with a ported head, mild cam, and El fans.

i've noticed a small increase in power.. :roll:

i've been told el fans add 10-15kw's alone! ha ha ha they make the car rev quicker but thats about it i reckon. as for the head, who knows. At least it won't blow!

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2006 6:19 pm 
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Walker wrote:
You wouldn't notice anything, but then there are guys on here who notice a Tickford snorkle from a stock one so i'm sure they'll tell you otherwise LOL.


don't forget oil making your exhaust sound better.
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