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curious about what a 2.5 headgasket looks like
Posted 05 March 2004 - 02:46 PM
i was standing at the parts counter at the local dealer and saw some head gaskets.. so i inquired to what they were for.. a 2.5 engine.. i said neat..
but i looked at them closely and they were 5 or 6 layered solid metal gaskets.. much like a turbo outlet gasket would look like..
i didn't ask any specifics.. but to me i can't see how one of those would blow out so easily..
just curious.. sorry if i'm beatin a dead bush here..
Posted 05 March 2004 - 04:08 PM
I have only seen them once but the phase 1 had several layers and phase 2 may have been a single layer if I recall correctly.
Posted 06 March 2004 - 11:28 PM
I'm not sure what the first and second revision of the gaskets were. I believe they were all 3 layer affairs. There was a detailed thread on this on i-club a couple of years ago.
The 3rd revision (and still the current one I believe) is a 4 layer affair.
I saw the Phase II head gasket when my engine was done (nearly 2 years ago, so it is probably not the current one). It was a single, thin, one layer metal gasket. There appeared to be something "extra" on it around the cylinder holes. That is, there was a slightly rough band with a slightly different metallic color at this point, about 1/8" wide.
I've just got my fingers crossed that mine will hold up. 120k kms now... so far, so good (97 OB).
Posted 07 March 2004 - 04:30 PM
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