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Sandgrounder

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Finally got round to buying some exhaust manifold gaskets (plus a few other things). Bit surprised to see they were just sheet alloy (or aluminium) with a small groove around the opening?

Do they sound normal?

phillpot

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Sandgrounder said:
Do they sound normal?
My local Motor Factor came up with some like that a little while ago when I asked them to order me a set. Didn't last very long but I think that was more down to the manifold flanges being distorted, letting the escaping hot gasses burn the gasket away.

The more usual construction is a grey fibrous material, the better quality ones having a metal "flame ring". Right hand ones in photo. Genuine Ford tend to have the three gaskets each side joined together.



Sandgrounder

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Thanks Philpot, that's what I was expecting to see. Only problem is, I have had trouble finding somewhere that sells them.

I'll fit the ally ones and see how I get on. Can't be any worse than it is since I bought it. Previous owner got it MOT'd, and they gave an advisory on the leaking manifold gasket.

I would have expected a fail with a leak??

Can you advise where you got the gaskets in the photo from?

Thanks

phillpot

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Sandgrounder said:
Can you advise where you got the gaskets in the photo from?
Thanks
clicky

HTH Mike.


ETA, don't seem to be listed, give them a call ?

Part No. on packet is VJE 5020S

Edited by phillpot on Wednesday 4th July 20:12

Sandgrounder

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Thanks again.

Graham
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glenrobbo

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Sandgrounder said:
Finally got round to buying some exhaust manifold gaskets (plus a few other things). Bit surprised to see they were just sheet alloy (or aluminium) with a small groove around the opening?

Do they sound normal?
They are the ones I fitted after I replaced my (cracked) exhaust manifold in Feb.
I used a good coat of exhaust sealing compound (Firegum) on both sides of the gaskets, and I've had no probs for over 2000 miles since, including laps of Spa & the Ring on a hot May weekend smile
Immediately after assembly, just run the engine (no load) for a short time until hot, then re tighten manifold bolts, and leave sealant to cure/harden.
Worked ok for me.
I still feel the best gaskets are the fibre based aluminium faced ones with a steel flame ring seal. If you can find them.

HTH
Glen.

ETA Ensure the mating faces of manifold & head are as flat & true as possible before assembly.


Edited by glenrobbo on Wednesday 4th July 22:50

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