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Old 06-10-2004, 06:22 AM   #16
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Re: Blown Head Gasket.....Female needs help

response to post#11

head gaskets are not made out of cork
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Old 06-10-2004, 12:00 PM   #17
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FIRST OF ALL, ITS NOT A METRO ITS A STORM, SO LEARN TO READ. sECOND I AGREE FELPRO IS THE BEST GASKET, HOWEVER MULTIPLE GASKETS WILL NOT CAUSE LEAKS, IT CREATES A GREATER PENETRATING SEAL TO PREVENT LEAKS, AND MINIMIZE FUTURE OCCURANCES OF LEAKS. THE EXTRA FEW MM'S A 2ND GASKET PROVIDEDS INSURES NO LEAKS AND WIL NOT SCREW UP TIMING, CAMPLAY, ETC. aND T OANWSER YOU QUESTION I HAVE CHANGED 40-50 HEAD GASKETS,MAYBE YOU SHOULD HAVE READ MY EARLIER POST WHICH WOULD TELL YOU I AM A PROFESSIONAL MECHANIC, AND I BET YOUR NOT.
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Old 06-10-2004, 12:05 PM   #18
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Response To Post #16, First Of All 13 Says That Not 11, Maybe You Should Back To 1st Grade And Learn To Count, Then Yes Gaskets Are Made Of Cork Or Corklike Material Wit Hthe Same Chemical And Physcal Strucure And Properties Of Cork, These Gaskets Will Have The Same Response To Over Torque As Cork Does.
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Old 06-10-2004, 08:17 PM   #19
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hey, take a look at the time i posted these responses and realize that i had been up all night. so give me a break about the post number and the metro/storm thing. they are both geos >>> so calm down. calm down in general man. no need to be rude. so we disagree with eachother. big deal. realize that you may be a professional mechanic, but your profile says chef. what does mine say? mechanic. and its for the u.s. army. is that good enough? maybe politely you should reconsider your opinion because im not the only one that feels that more than one gasket on a head is a bad idea. three gaskets gives two extra mating surfaces that could posibly leak and tripples the chance of a failure due to a defective part. i would agree that the proper deck highth should be maintained unless professional adjustment are made, but all felpro gaskets ive seen will be more than 3 times as thick as stock if you use three of them. there is no way to tell whos idea is better without testing so lets "stop the war"
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Old 06-10-2004, 08:39 PM   #20
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anyone wanna back me up here >>> you dont use silicone on a head gasket (post #7)
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Old 06-10-2004, 10:14 PM   #21
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all rigth if you wanna stop thewar then why r u dissin' me 4? you do use silicone AS a gasket, but it is okto use it on the outside and around the bolts, and I don't really think we diagree on my 3 gasket theory, your right Fel Pro gaskets are 3x as thick, which is why i said if you use the original gaskets(1/3 as thick) you want to use 3, makes sense to me, and yes my profile may say cook, but I have run a auto repair shop out of a building for 8 years now, and I know what i'm talking about.
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Old 06-10-2004, 10:15 PM   #22
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pot #21 should read " you don't use silicone as a gasket" my bad
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Old 06-10-2004, 10:36 PM   #23
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Hey Brianneves, that's an even better idea (from post #15). Thanks. Instead of using thick aluminum foil, I'll just go buy a roll of copper shim stock either .005 or .010 thickness. The old head gasket can be used as a template to cut-out the copper sheet. I have to do something with that spare Geo engine sitting in the middle of my garage anyway. Maybe toward the end of summer I'll break away from the kit plane that I'm building and rebuild the Geo engine instead. As small as it is, it almost looks like a toy engine. Anybody here ever work on a large boat engine? You can pull a side plate and step into the crankcase. That's why I said that the Geo engine almost looks like a toy.

Re: Cork head gaskets....I've never seen one.
Re: Silicone on head gaskets....on the rocker arm cover only.

This is my last post on this subject. I can see that this is turning into a pissing contest, and at my age I can't win!

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