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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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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

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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...

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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      

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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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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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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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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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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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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?

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