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Old 10-19-2011, 10:45 PM
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LR has a MUCH better gasket... rubber coated aluminum. It's not gonna squish out, and it's reusable. Well worth the money if you ask me. They've got a matching rear cam cover gasket too... screw that cork thing!!
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Old 10-19-2011, 11:19 PM
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They leak around the oil passage. I always put a thin layer of RTV on the gasket around the passage hole as it is a common weak point.
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Old 10-19-2011, 11:48 PM
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Originally Posted by zerMATT951 View Post
LR has a MUCH better gasket... rubber coated aluminum. It's not gonna squish out, and it's reusable. Well worth the money if you ask me. They've got a matching rear cam cover gasket too... screw that cork thing!!
Matt I thought about installing one when I did the timing belt ~ 3 years ago(maybe 2). I never expected this gasket to give up. I guess I learned my lesson.
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Old 10-19-2011, 11:54 PM
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Matt I thought about installing one when I did the timing belt ~ 3 years ago(maybe 2). I never expected this gasket to give up. I guess I learned my lesson.
I should probably qualify my recommendation by saying that I don't have any long-term experience with the LR gasket. I decided to give it a try because of everything I've read about the paper gaskets failing... I'll let you know how it works out in 5 or 10 years (I hope).

I can say that combining LR intake manifold gaskets combined with Saturn studs sure did make for quick work when I had to swap my blown 26/6 out for a Super 53 a few weeks back...
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Old 10-20-2011, 01:35 AM
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By the way I left the car parked at a American legion property with the leak. Next day I had two guys stop in the period of 90 minutes asking me all sort of questions about the car meanwhile I was waiting for the flatbed. At work I get a lot of compliments about the car(lots of car nuts). The tow truck guy offered me $8500 as is. I kinda wanted to sell it but I really enjoy this car, and I said maybe down the line. Man my wife she's not happy. I Promised her I'll get her SUV after Christmas.
i would have sold it on the spot
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Old 10-20-2011, 03:17 AM
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i would have sold it on the spot
. Carlos are you by any chance interested in buying it. Special price for you. By the way I want to see your car so that I can take note of some of the goodies you have. AOS delete is in my mind.
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Old 10-20-2011, 10:23 AM
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. Carlos are you by any chance interested in buying it. Special price for you. By the way I want to see your car so that I can take note of some of the goodies you have. AOS delete is in my mind.
LOL i'll buy the Max instead.Yeah dude let me know when. You still have my number right?
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Old 10-20-2011, 10:49 AM
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Yeah, just to busy with all sorts of things.
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Originally Posted by zerMATT951 View Post
I should probably qualify my recommendation by saying that I don't have any long-term experience with the LR gasket. I decided to give it a try because of everything I've read about the paper gaskets failing... I'll let you know how it works out in 5 or 10 years (I hope).

I can say that combining LR intake manifold gaskets combined with Saturn studs sure did make for quick work when I had to swap my blown 26/6 out for a Super 53 a few weeks back...
What are Saturn Studs?
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Old 10-20-2011, 01:11 PM
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What are Saturn Studs?
Matt is probably talking about GM part number 11518152 at the header
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Originally Posted by minho78 View Post
Matt is probably talking about GM part number 11518152 at the header
On the exhaust manifold *and* the intake manifold. I wanted the motor balanced out
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Old 06-12-2018, 10:11 PM
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i recently did cam tower gasket..leaked after 2 wks..

one poster suggested taking bottom bolts off one st a time and clean holes .. oil with qtip..it causes you to think its torqued properly but actually oil on bottom leaves a gap....doing cam gasket oil gets everywhere etc...very helpful tip from a poster
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