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Unread 05-07-2013, 07:32 PM   #1
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Plenum repair kit...gasket is bent! Dorman or Fel-Pro?

Hey guys...I got the Hughes kit, and the plenum gasket is bent.
Problem being I bought it off a guy that doesn't need it anymore....so I cant return it. It looks exactly like the Dorman gasket kit seen here (minus the plenum plate):

http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/de...anifold+gasket

Anyway...it looks a lot beefier and thicker than the Fel-Pro gasket. The Fel-Pro looks pretty flimsy...so can I just get the Dorman plenum gasket somewhere?
I searched all over, and its only sold in a kit, but I have the kit...just need the gasket.
Or...do you guys really recommend the Fel-pro plenum gasket?
Thanks a lot guys...I really appreciate the help and guidance on this.

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Unread 05-07-2013, 09:14 PM   #2
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Either of those gaskets will do. The most important part is the aluminum plate. now you have a gasket in between 2 similar metals.
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Either of those gaskets will do. The most important part is the aluminum plate. now you have a gasket in between 2 similar metals.
OK...thanks for the help. I always get a little worried about the gasket.
I certainly dont want to tear the engine apart again due to a leak.
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Unread 05-08-2013, 07:38 AM   #4
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I use felpro gaskets wherever I can and have never had a problem with them
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I use felpro gaskets wherever I can and have never had a problem with them
Thanks...great to know!
It just seemed like the Dorman one was a lot thinker...but it bent pretty easily, and there are like 3 bends along one side...so maybe the looks are deceiving. I'll go with the Fel-Pro gasket.
Thanks again!
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OK...thanks for the help. I always get a little worried about the gasket.
I certainly dont want to tear the engine apart again due to a leak.
It's not the gasket that causes the leak, it's the steel plate vs. the aluminum block that causes the leak. The aluminum expands and contracts at different temps and the gasket eventually gets pushed out between the two different metals. With the aluminum plate and the aluminum block it will be fine. I used the Fel Pro.
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It's not the gasket that causes the leak, it's the steel plate vs. the aluminum block that causes the leak. The aluminum expands and contracts at different temps and the gasket eventually gets pushed out between the two different metals. With the aluminum plate and the aluminum block it will be fine. I used the Fel Pro.
OK..I will do the same. Thanks again!
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