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Head gasket brands to buy?

A year ago I asked about which head gasket to buy. Almost to a man it was FelPro. The one most used has been back-ordered for 10 months now with no delivery date.
FelPro make a "Severe Duty" head gasket out of Stainless steel and sealing traces with special "beads" for the cooling passageways. Reviews are few but positive.

I'd like your recommendations on the head gasket only that is still available today. I've got the rest of the gaskets/seals and head bolts on order.
Brands don't matter as long as they are quality made and work. It will take me 3-5 days to do the job properly and I'd hate to install a poorly made head gasket that leaks after a few miles.
Thank you for any helpful info.


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post #2 of 3 Old 06-24-2021, 02:15 PM
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My opinion Cometic is THE best but requires special surface prep and is nearly 3 times the price. For an OE setup id solidly suggest the Felpro. Based on what gaskets Oreillys shows and the data for those gaskets found on the Felpro website youd need to pull the head and measure the the bore diameter to get the closest fitment possible.

https://drivcat.com/overlays/part-de...0Head%20Gasket

https://drivcat.com/overlays/part-de...0Head%20Gasket

https://drivcat.com/overlays/part-de...0Head%20Gasket

They are all within .010" for thickness which is negligible but the bore diameter ranges from 3.990" to 4.180". That can potentially create an oversized/undersized gasket fitment and cause real issues down the line.

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Thank you for that info. I will make sure I get the correct gasket.

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