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Head gasket is oem gasket better or after market? your recommend?

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I always use OEM Head gaskets. I also own a 98 Integra R. I use OEM Honda head gaskets only because they are OE Spec and are make to the exact tolerances. Now you can use some performance aftermarket head gaskets such as cometic but they will run you a pretty penney.

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Hi, even that some aftermarket parts can be very good , is allways better to use original parts ,They are better quality and perfect fit. C1..

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Can I make a better head gasket for 80cc china bicycle motor ?

head gasket materials include copper sheet. exhaust manifold material ( pink ) or none at all except loctite red spread sparsely over the head face
any material used has to be thin (.020" ) as the thicker it is the better chance it will burn out
you may be able to research head gaskets because most engine have a similar design and for example a china made B&S may do the job or a different china made engine may have a gasket that will adapt
check the method of fitting the OEM gasket
check that the head is flat ( may need machining)
do not reuse old head studs ( they stretch and loose tension )
clean out stud holes as they can bottom out on muck and oil and not get the right tension
use a sealant adhesive on the OEM gasket to stick the head back on to resist movement from compression frequency

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Would Dura-Seal eliminate the problem of a blown head gasket 0n a 1997 Cadillac Eldorado?

No it would not. The same as chemi-weld. Good to get you home but full of problems later. To fix a blown head gasket pull the head ,have it machined flat and refit using a genuine gasket. (after market do not have all the holes in the right places )

Nov 04, 2013 | 1997 Cadillac Eldorado

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Hi yea the vehicle has bad head gasket,thanks for ur time!

Remove the head and faulty gasket . For a good job have the head skimmed to make sure that it is not warped and fit a genuine head gasket as after market gasket do not always have all the necessary holes . RE tension the head studs in the correct order and to the correct tension and the job will be a good one.

Oct 30, 2013 | 2000 Saturn SL

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How hard is it to replace a head gasket on a hyundai lantra

Most head gaskets are straight forward. If you can replace one on a front wheel drive Ford you can replace about any front wheel drive head gasket. The only difference would be where the bolts are to remove the intake and exhaust. After that everything else is about the same. The best advice i can give is take time to read a manual like Haynes. They have manuals for just about every vehicle on the market.

Feb 03, 2010 | 2001 Hyundai Elantra

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Need repair manual for 1999 Pontiac Montana

I would recommend the MITCHELL'S Online Manuals. Go to and you can get a single subscription for about $10. When I had my own repiar shop I had te complete set of Mitchell's. Very complete and just a good as the factory repair manuals (maybe better). I especially liked the wiring diagrams. Very complete.
Good Luck. . . . . BTW, you SHOULD replace the head bolts regardless of which type of gasket you use. Once they are torqued, they shouldn't be used again.

Jan 20, 2010 | 1999 Pontiac Montana

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If I change the thermostat why does the top radiator hose blow up like a balloon with pressure

its fitted the wrong way around ?? the body part goes towards the cylinder head ,if its in correct then you will need new head gasket

Dec 27, 2009 | 1998 Cadillac DeVille

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My 97 oldsmobile cutlass supreme is leaking coolant and over heating, why? I also noticed tht the oil is milky. Please help

The most likely source of your problem is NOT a head gasket or cracked head, but the black plastic plenum or "upper intake manifold". These GM engines tend to melt, crack, or warp the plenum because of the hot EGR tube sticking up through the plastic.

If water is getting into your oil (milky looking), your lower intake manifold gasket is probably cracked. Once the plenum is off the engine, there are only about a dozen bolts holding the lower intake manifold on. When you replace the gasket, it is recommended to use an ALL METAL gasket with rubber seals to prevent this from happening again. The metal gaskets cost about $80 where as the plastic ones that are prone to breaking cost about $45. Better to fix it right once than to do it wrong several times.

Also, if you are still using Dexcool coolant (orangeish), be sure to change it every two years or so as it does bad things to seals when it gets old.

Nov 13, 2009 | 1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme

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Head gasket is blown,and how much doses it cost

If the head needs reconditioning it cost around 550 to make it run again. Including gaskets. I will throw a oil change free of charge@@

Jul 09, 2009 | 1998 Honda Civic

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Sweet exhaust

possible blown or leaking head gasket there is a quick fix "bars stop leak" and other products on the market, I recommend replacing gasket as soon as possible

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