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Old 09-09-2009, 04:56 PM   #1
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Default Gasket material is pure diarrheal ****

Here is why:




When I was putting everything together for the first time I was in a hurry and didn't want to go out and get a good metal gasket. Went to tognotti's and bought this gasket material ****


And cut my own gaskets out of it.
Well it worked pretty good for a few months now. This weekend I went out and did 8 pulls back to back from 40-100 or so racing a bunch of evo's/sti's.
On the way home I notice an exhaust leak in the lower rpm.
Today I pull off the turbo and **** is disintegrated

Going to buy real gaskets this time
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Old 09-09-2009, 04:57 PM   #2
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haha you're using a gasket.
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haha you're using a gasket.
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yeah, there is absolutely no need for a gasket
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gaskets are only there to show you where you should remove your gaskets
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I heard you guys put some kinda of **** on there then it burns up and creates a gasket of some sort. I remember people mentioning it way long ago. Anyone want to help me out? What is this **** called?
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can't you do that with grease?

There is also some stovepipe or oven repair crap I almost did, but can't remember what it was called.
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its called no gasket or goo.
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Old 09-09-2009, 05:10 PM   #9
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inconel gasket is win. On SS manifolds you need a gasket (inconel) and anyone who says no doesn't spend enough time on the track to have an opinion.
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Well this mani is SS. I have 0 track time on the car. Its completely for street driving therefore no big stress for any significant amount of time. I found a place nearby that has metal/inconel gaskets. Its either that or the goo **** that people are talking about that you smear on, it burns up, and its ashes (or whatever its called) form a gasket sort of deal that is supposed to be pretty good.
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is it rtv orange or what not? idk.....
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inconel gasket is win. On SS manifolds you need a gasket (inconel) and anyone who says no doesn't spend enough time on the track to have an opinion.
I've been googling for a while and still can't find it .
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Well this mani is SS. I have 0 track time on the car. Its completely for street driving therefore no big stress for any significant amount of time. I found a place nearby that has metal/inconel gaskets. Its either that or the goo **** that people are talking about that you smear on, it burns up, and its ashes (or whatever its called) form a gasket sort of deal that is supposed to be pretty good.
Pat said it, i remember. I don't use a gasket on my begi kit. My next kit doesn't have a place for gaskets.. so i wont be using one
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I've been googling for a while and still can't find it .
you can either make one, or call twins turbo and ask them to make em for like $70 each. They last forever though. Apparently even the prototype has never failed...even when they attempt to induce failure they do not anneal, change shape, or blow out.

If you want something that is going to last forever, you have to go to the extreme duty tested stuff. Maybe we can talk trackspeed engineering into getting a lot of them.
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Old 09-09-2009, 06:16 PM   #15
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go to your local parts store and ask for "copper gasket sealant" this stuff:Permatex Ultra Copper Silicone Gasket Sealant - ATV - Accessories - Motorcycle Superstore
when I had my first greddy kit installed on my first 92 miata I bought the kit used and it came with no gaskets. I was hunting all over for them and finally I went to my local tuner shop and they told me this is all they use. 3 years later the gaskets are still holding strong.
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Didn't I make fun of you when you first put that gasket stuff on their in your build thread? Yes, I believe I did. Did you listen? NO!
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both you and Pat did. I was in a hurry and didn't think it was a big deal. You ******* were right
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I remember Andy Schneider mentioned it on here too. However, I don't remember his SN. It's made for stoves or something.

Update: Found it. Rutland is the name.

https://www.miataturbo.net/forum/t21836/
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Ok after talking to patsmx5 this is what I'm getting tomorrow:


High temp grease that, when it heats up, turns into a thick layer of carbon sealing the flanges. I'll make sure the flange is not warped and if its not I'll have the turbo back in tomorrow. yay
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in for grease results.
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