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Which head gasket for turbo'd D

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Old 09-13-2005, 07:26 PM
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Anybody know of good brands with high quality stuff and not too expensive prices, and a place to buy one?
 
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Old 09-17-2005, 04:15 PM
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Nobody? I've heard good things about Fel-Pro. I've also heard that the OEM gasket should be fine. Please respond.
 
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well uve got 2 options. Take off your valve cover, and install ARP headstuds and use the OEM gasket and ull be fine. Or remove the head of the motor (pain in the ***) get a thicker headgasket to lower compression, then install ARP headstuds. How many LBS of boost u going to run?
 
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8. Yeah, it's a PITA to take off the head, but if it's necessary I can do it. Keep in mind the cars got 120k, and I'm not sure if it's been the same gasket the whole time. If I take the head off to replace the gasket, I might get it milled too. I've also heard good things about Cometic gaskets.
 
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lots of guys have had 0 problems with stock head gaskets.......if u get those ARP studs......the head will not lift under boost and ull be fine for 8 lbs.
 
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Old 09-17-2005, 11:36 PM
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awesome, good advice pcupo, ARP studs it is.
 
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Old 09-18-2005, 12:24 AM
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BAM! There are my ARPs. Now i just gotta figure out how the head comes off so i can install them.

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oh crap, the head has to come off, damn, for some reason I thought you would replace the bolts holding the head on with APR's. Well, ok, let us know how it goes.
 
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Old 09-18-2005, 11:58 AM
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I think I read on turbod16 that some people installed them without taking off the head. Where'd you order yours from?
 
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Old 09-18-2005, 04:17 PM
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ORIGINAL: pcupo12

well uve got 2 options. Take off your valve cover, and install ARP headstuds and use the OEM gasket and ull be fine. Or remove the head of the motor (pain in the ***) get a thicker headgasket to lower compression, then install ARP headstuds. How many LBS of boost u going to run?
I believe you actually need to take the HEAD off to install head studs... I could be wrong though
 

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