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Head gasket replacment

I'm replacing head gaskets on a '95 GM 3100. The graphite gaskets have a thin 'adhesive' line around the bolt holes and the perimeter of the gasket. Does this outlined side face the head or the block?

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    erik mcdonald May 11, 2010

    On most vehicles the watter jacket holes only match up one way, could that be the case with yours?

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    having a hard time getting to the bottom bolts. Does the engine need to be jacked up ? How do I get to them

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The gaskets only line up one way with the engine block holes on most of the cars Ive worked on.Whichever way it lines up,if the lines are facing up or down theres the answer.Just make sure all of the water passages line up with the holes on the gaskets.

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Read more: How to Replace the Valve Cover Gasket on a 2.4L GM ' eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_7703691_replace-cover-gasket-24l-gm.html#ixzz1yBFqV3VV

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