Originally Posted by Eric S
Thank you, I'm a wrencher through and through and a bit of a tight wad so I will be doing the work myself. Do you know of a gasket kit that is designed for this problem?
.....I've heard that felpro has an updated gasket with a metal base for these engines and this problem.. True? Where do i find it?
Well.. maybe that's not fair, in context. You may not actually know there are two classifications of repair parts:
and Professional Grade
Service is what you buy and install when you just want to get the vehicle away from you.. or you think the owner might not mind paying for again a few months later.
Professional is what you buy when you dont want to do it again. Or have to warranty your work.
Now.. considering that the original cheap-*** gasket was installed with precision robotics to the tightest of specifications.. and the replacement will be installed by one guy in a driveway.. perhaps distracted by insects..
Then yeah.. you go in the parts store and ask for what you want.
It is NOT a specific problem fix, it's an engineered upgrade for a standard part.