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Old 01-19-2013, 03:04 PM   #11
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Difference is 1 is 3 layers and the other is 4.
Here is Tom's, http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=259966
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Old 01-24-2013, 09:17 AM   #12
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thanks for the help everyone.. shes back up..
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Old 03-11-2013, 05:04 PM   #13
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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
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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.
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Nothing better than OEM and for $36- will get a new one every time.
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agreed. I allways use stock
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Old 03-11-2013, 10:18 PM   #17
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I use a svt oem gasket, have reused it with 20+ psi after the re-use..no issues.
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