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AUSDOK

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Head gasket material
« on: 27 November, 2020, 04:09:39 pm »
Hi have been using a few different sorts. What do you think is the best replacement head gasket material. Regards Rudy

rustyengines

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Re: Head gasket material
« Reply #1 on: 27 November, 2020, 06:14:18 pm »
For water cooled engines (petrol) I have used 'steam jointing gasket material' ( off cuts the right size, hmmm strange that)
It takes heat and pressure, used a lot of it at work
So far no issues, has been in some engines for a few odd years now
Ian
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Re: Head gasket material
« Reply #2 on: 27 November, 2020, 09:37:14 pm »
Depending on the engine. Like British Seagul engines the McDonald head gasket is not open to the inside of the cylinder it is slightly recessed. I used a manifold gasket on it, Victa lawn mowers I use corn flakes packet with great success then the other I have either re-used the original with some copper gasket spray or a new gasket from a supplier of what ever they are made from like copper.
Cheers, John & Dee. Coopernook. NSW.

AUSDOK

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Re: Head gasket material
« Reply #3 on: 28 November, 2020, 07:34:48 am »
Thanks for old gaskets that I reuse I put on copper inpregnated silicon with good success. On new gaskets I used the cardboard coated metal. A friend uses a grey composite that has a waxy feel to it and swears by it . Regards Rudy