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What head gasket to use?


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#1 Starlite

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 04:58 PM

Hello im going to do a headgasket job on a mpfi ea82 engine 1989 and wondering what headgaskets you recommend to use?
Ever heard about victor reinz gaskets?

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 05:18 PM

Most use Fel Pro or oem. Idk about vr. Others will add comments.

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 02:57 AM

Nippon Reinz is Subaru's OEM. Not the same as Victor.

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 03:21 AM

Hello, a bit offtopic, but maybe it helps....

Don't have a clue about the head gasket, but please use the OEM intake mainfold gasket.

The OEM Subaru are double layer with metal reinforcement, other gaskets on the market are bad quality compared to the Subaru ones.

(Talking from bad expirience with Japanparts gasket on a EA82T engine)


Edited by st33lix, 23 February 2017 - 03:22 AM.


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Posted 23 February 2017 - 07:40 AM

+1 re: intake gaskets. Oem only.

#6 Starlite

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 09:14 AM

Original headgasket will cost me 72 dollars each here in sweden.

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 09:24 AM

Original headgasket will cost me 72 dollars each here in sweden.

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 09:45 AM

How about Fel pro?

Also, the new gaskets - with proper care- ie no overheating with low coolant- should be good for at least 150k miles, so divide the cost per mile for a way to consider the value. The oem only intake gaskets are part of this...

#9 Starlite

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 11:59 AM

Where do i find felpro gaskets?
I live in sweden and i dont think they sell them here.
Cant find any on ebay.

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 12:57 PM

Best I can think of is take a look here:

https://www.fmmotorp...ds/fel-pro.html

 

See if the where to buy helps.

I have the fel pro head set & conversion kit numbers at home.



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Posted 23 February 2017 - 03:12 PM

Fell pro Perma torq  ,  no need for warming up and re torqueing .   follow the three  torque  sequences , then add  a final   step  using   50 ft lbs .

 

felpro part number     9392pt      


Edited by ivantruckman, 23 February 2017 - 03:13 PM.


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Posted 24 February 2017 - 11:01 AM

This might be the one?
http://m.ebay.com/it...c3f6c%7Ciid%3A4

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Posted 24 February 2017 - 12:13 PM

Looks like that is right

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 11:13 AM

Still waiting for my gaskets but must ask how do you prepair the engine block?
I will have my heads resurfaced.

Also when tearing down the engine i found out the oil separator was leaking.
The corkgasket was failing in the bottom.
Can i use another a regular gasket material with some sealant pn both side?

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 12:39 PM

Usually we just throw away the cork stuff and use straight RTV. Our current favorite libation WRT sealant is ThreeBond 1217H. Nissan has the best price on it here in the US. 

 

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Edited by GeneralDisorder, 06 March 2017 - 12:40 PM.


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Posted 15 March 2017 - 11:10 AM

Finaly my gaskets recieved.
Not the best looking quality but i hope they work out.

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#17 Starlite

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 11:10 AM

Wich side is up ?

#18 Starlite

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 03:46 AM

Well installed the gaskets and tightening the bolts to 22-43-47 ftlbs and noticed one of the bolts feelt soft.
Crap i say...so i might need a timecerts or v-coil.
But can i reuse the hedgasket or must i replace it?

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 05:24 AM

I'd replace headgasket if it's been torqued
There is very little substantive data otherwise I think. Everyone said get new one when I had a similar issue with an EJ gasket though those are different materials.

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 05:57 AM

Well i retourqued it and it feels ok.
I did not remove the head just open all the bolts like 30-40° an retight.

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 05:11 PM

You can reuse the gasket as long as the engine has not been heat cycled and the graphite composite has not bonded to any of the surfaces. Part of the process of installing EJ head gaskets has them being torqued and then loosened completely before final torque is applied.

 

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 12:34 PM

Update.
Headgaskets was installed and heads resurfaced ,engine runs but have this timing adjusting problem.

Today i noticed water on the oilcap.
Wth i think not again, second time i replaced the headgaskets and the problem is coming back again.

Heads look good with no visible cracks.
Is there somwhere else water can leak in to oil?

#23 GeneralDisorder

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 03:22 PM

Moisture under the oil cap is normal.

#24 idosubaru

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 06:24 PM

+1 that description is not enough to say anything meaningful or significant.

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Posted 05 July 2017 - 10:40 AM

That is just condensation on the cap you are seeing. 






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