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Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2005 4:23 pm 
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Okay guys you are now preaching to the uneducated about metal head gaskets.

I have scored an EA to ED two plate metal head gasket with what looks like a brown copper coloured coating, there is no seal between the plates at the piston cutouts and the surfaces are pressed/raised.

Is there any special preparation sealant required before fitting the gasket?

Can they be reused again?

Any more info would be appreciated

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2005 9:51 pm 
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opto wrote:
Okay guys you are now preaching to the uneducated about metal head gaskets.

I have scored an EA to ED two plate metal head gasket with what looks like a brown copper coloured coating, there is no seal between the plates at the piston cutouts and the surfaces are pressed/raised.

Is there any special preparation sealant required before fitting the gasket?

Can they be reused again?

Any more info would be appreciated


I would never reuse a head gasket!

Also haven't needed to or heard of anyone putting any kind of gasket sealant on a headgasket. They usually have a sealant in strategic spots already on them. Did it come with any instructions?

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2005 11:13 pm 
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ive heard of a copper spray but i would never use it ,i just put on au head gasket and alls well .
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Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2005 2:11 pm 
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with metal head gaskets you don't use sealant, the metal is usually a copper based material so its soft enough to compress when tightening down the head. talk to a engine builder for toque settings.

personally i wouldn't use a copper head gasket as i have been told that electrolosis can occur, therefore welding the head to to the block.

 

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