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Old 08-03-2012, 01:21 AM   #1
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Looking around for complete block and head rebuild kits incl ring set, bearings, and all seals/gaskets.

I know there's the FM kit but has anyone ever used any other kits from other sites such as rpmmachines and rpmrons?

Would like to know some feedback.

Also, I do plan on supercharging next year but realize OE HG is MLS. If I'm planning on keeping same thickness anyway is there any reason I should be looking at Cometic or OE replacement HG should be fine?

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I just did a rebuild on a 1.6 and ended up going with the OEM gasket kit from Rosenthal Mazda. A little over $200 and included a ton of gaskets/seals. I went with aftermarket pistons, bearings, etc. so I cannot comment on the other items. I think FM over charges for the convenience of having it all together.

Also supercharged and running an OEM head gasket.
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^Thanks. I'm extending project to over winter now so likely will piece things separately like you did. Good to know about OE HG so will likely go that route too.

I don't necessarily think I'll need to upgrade pistons and conrods but will likely get new crank bearings and rings as maintenance items to start fresh.
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Sorry for the really late response. Didn't see until now. I'm up north in Canada. Harder to find parts / kits here so just considering all options before I pull the trigger on something in the US.
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