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03-11-2013 11:18 PM
inis I use a svt oem gasket, have reused it with 20+ psi after the re-use..no issues.
03-11-2013 09:47 PM
ZXthrizzle05 agreed. I allways use stock
03-11-2013 08:36 PM
Mother Focus Nothing better than OEM and for $36- will get a new one every time.
03-11-2013 06:55 PM
focusmaniaczx3 cometic head gaskets seem to be hit and miss with alot of people. some people like dan put nearly 500whp worth of boost to them and some people like me try to use them on a stock engine and it doesnt last a day. i will never run a cometic head gasket again.
03-11-2013 06:04 PM
itbparada Had a similar issue, had to pull the head off for a chipped valve also after 2000 miles... called and the rep at cometic... said it can be used until the dimples are flat on the outer corners. Once those dimples are flat the gasket will not longer conform to the surfaces.... that was when i was running direct port zex nitrous kit & jrsc bbk. After a season i pulled then head for a p&p job, cleaned hg, reinstalled, ran a procharger kit at 14psi for 2 yrs. Now the motor is back appart for internals and a turbo... cometic gasket looks flawless and dimples still out... being this is my first 400+whp zetec build and the amount of time ive used it, ill replace it this time around. Just wanted to fill u in on my experience and info i recieved
01-24-2013 10:17 AM
focuzed1 thanks for the help everyone.. shes back up..
01-19-2013 04:04 PM
Mother Focus Difference is 1 is 3 layers and the other is 4.
Here is Tom's, http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=259966
01-19-2013 08:51 AM
focuzed1 Can anyone post a link to the how to from tom about the torquing of the head bolts please?
01-17-2013 03:11 PM
focuzed1 does it matter which one? I have contacted ford and they say there is 2 different ones and we cant seem to figure out the differences between the 2 of them.
01-17-2013 01:24 PM
Turbo Turtle never reuse a head gasket. they crush and will not seal again. use a oem motorcraft one. i ran 27psi for 2 years no problem with it. your compression is so low that i wouldnt worry to much about the compression difference. just watch the j&s for a couple runs
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