02-14-2006, 11:59 PM #1
What do y'all use for making your own gaskets?
Type: For Intake applications, for pipe/exhaust applications?
Sizes: 1/8", 1/16", 1/32" ?
Brand: Mr. Gasket (reg or ultraseal), etc. etc.
(I noticed that Mr. Gasket has an "Ultraseal" composite rubber gasket that comes with a specific silicon bead around each port for intake applications. Has anyone used this?)
02-15-2006, 05:37 PM #2
02-15-2006, 06:03 PM #3
I have used the Fel pro brand (been a while) and for mostly automotive
They break down strength by colors:
White-strongest for exhaust type applications
Black-fiber material for fuel or high temp fluids/pressure
Cork-couple of different grades/general purpose
...if that helps any
02-18-2006, 12:35 PM #4
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I was going to use the cork colour for my reed cages would this be ok or a bad idea??
02-18-2006, 02:40 PM #5
I'm wondering also. I tend to think that the composite fiber would be the way to go. I went by a local gasket company and purchase a 2'X2' piece of rubber/asbestos composite that I am considering using called CA. I'm still searching for more info on it.
02-19-2006, 01:48 PM #6
There's a post in the How to section I believe..I can't find it, but it's there.
02-19-2006, 03:00 PM #7
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I would not try to make any exhausr manifold gaskets. There is way to much water pressure in the cooling lines.
Why take a chance and a blow your angine.
One more thing, use only OEM CRANK SEALS. The aftermarket ones use a very soft rubber.
The aftermarket gaskets that I use have metal and fiber.
02-21-2006, 08:59 PM #8
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