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kbrotha13
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 39
posted January 08, 2004 11:41 AM  
Anyone have any suggestions on what type of gaskets to use? Is there any really good racing gaskets out there to use to get a good seal? I know some people use the goop but I dont know about that. Thanks

Rick

Raz_900
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 635
posted January 08, 2004 11:53 AM  
Specifically what gaskets?

Personally, I prefer Felrpo performance gaskets for everything except the oil pan. Most of the perf. part numbers are jsut 4 digits. The most common 350 gasket is 1003 and I think the intakes are like 1204.

For the oil pan, get the one piece moulded rubber gasket and DO NOT put any RTV on it except a dab by the very corners of the timing cover and rear main area.

I buy a tube of RTV, build 3 motors (dabs on the oilpan, around the coolant ports on the intake and to stick the VC gasket to the valve cover and that's it), then throw the other 90% of it away cause it hardened. RTV has no place in a motor, it only masks poor quality gaskets.

dirtracer7
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 337
posted January 10, 2004 11:48 AM  
fel pro !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

dirtrace
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posted January 10, 2004 12:15 PM           send a private message to dirtracer7   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/QuoteBBBBBB
I was useing those one piece rubber pan gaskets in 98-99, the good ones with steel inserts etc. and blew 3 out the r side of diff motors.

I went back to stock type. 3 dnf's not good.

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