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Offline Dimsi

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DIY base gasket
« on: December 06, 2013, 02:00:35 am »
So after I tore my brand new base gasket I really didn't feel like waiting for a new one to arrive. Instead I went to autozone and picked up some gasket material for $6 and found a template from an original gasket that a user from e2s was kind enough to scan and share. You will find it uploaded below. The material itself is enough to make 4 gaskets.
I took an exacto knife and after tracing the printed template I had my gasket. I applied a very thin layer of Threebond to the surface on the engine and installed the gasket and cylinder after a minute. Pressure test showed very fine foam forming around the gasket, even thought pressure didn't budge from 5psi for a few minutes. Next time I'll apply threebond to both sides. After break in is done, I'll do another pressure test to see how it's holding up.

Link to gasket material I used (original measured 1/32 of an inch, so that's what I went for): http://www.autozone.com/autozone/accessories/Fel-Pro-10-x-26-x-1-32-in-rubber-and-fiber-gasket-material-sheet/_/N-25w7?itemIdentifier=67683_0_0_

Also, make sure that you print the PDF at 100% scale!  (Y)

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Offline Cunningham_821

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Re: DIY base gasket
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2015, 01:24:49 pm »
Ive done this many times. Thing is its way easier to call cometic and order a dozen
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Re: DIY base gasket
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2015, 03:22:46 pm »
I just use yamabond.

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Re: DIY base gasket
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2015, 03:22:02 am »
I just use ice racer. Lol D? +k2 ;D :))
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