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Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 9:06 pm 
Getting Side Ways

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Ride: WRX

Power: 132 rwkw

Location: Frankston
VIC, Australia

When i start my car lately it idles rough as for about 20 seconds, wobbles and shakes and all.

so i took it to the mechanic and asked what he thought and he thinks maybe the head gasket is f**k.

Does anyone know if anything about using a thinner head gasket, i was reading on the mods sticky that itll increase comp and give more power, slightly.

Since i told myself from now on everything that breaks will be replaced by "performance" parts im interested in getting a thinner gasket if this one is bust.

Also my front and rear mains are shot to s**t so the same applies to them, can you get uprated / stronger / better oil mains or are they pretty much standard.

Anyone got a tickford head they want to part with while ive got mine off? :)

Thanks all.



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Posted: Sat Dec 16, 2006 5:43 pm 
Oompa Loompa

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Don't know about the mains, but if you were going for a head gasket I'd go for a genuine AU gasket, its a three layer metal gasket and pretty sure the best you can get without going towards a brass gasket. There were two sizes of brass gaskets but I can't remember the specifics, but they were approx $180 and $200 respectively. I just got a EL XR head and put that in mine because it was getting a bit high in the kilometers and thats the gasket I used. But instead of getting the brass gasket it'd be alot better and cheaper to just get yours shaved, only my thought
Posted: Sat Dec 16, 2006 7:05 pm 
Getting Side Ways
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Get the head surfaced while its out, its one way to make sure its flat and not warped, has a decent sealing finish, and it just looks so pretty before going on! :P



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