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Old 09-09-2010, 07:05 PM   #1
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I have a blown head gasket and was wondering what you might recommend for a replacement. Manufacterer/type, etc. I'm running an MP62 s/c @ 6psi now. Plans include an A2A intercooler and possibly up to 8psi. Moss Motors recommended an OEM, but I'm leaning towards a Fel-Pro

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FelPro will be fine.
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Fel pro is the same as oem, except it's 4 ply vs oem 5 ply iirc. Fel pro ones are fine for what your using it for.

How did you blow a head gasket let alone at 6psi? My factory head gaskets have held 18psi on other bp's without complaint.
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The OEM gasket is much much nicer then the FelPro. I wish I would have taken pictures of the two side by side.

Use the OEM.
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Any four ply metal headgasket, even the EBA ones will do.

But please do NOT buy the cardboard Felpro HG.

The metal ones are much better, I ran 12-15 psi all day on a 4 ply that I took out 2 of them, so it was a 2 ply HG and it never blew up, well the oil pump did, lol.
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Fel pro is the same as oem, except it's 4 ply vs oem 5 ply iirc. Fel pro ones are fine for what your using it for.

How did you blow a head gasket let alone at 6psi? My factory head gaskets have held 18psi on other bp's without complaint.
I'm going to guess someone overheated and dun goofed up.
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FelPro will be fine.
I recently did the job with a FelPro gasket. So far, so good. Make sure to use ARP studs and not the stock weaksauce.
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The OEM gasket is much much nicer then the FelPro. I wish I would have taken pictures of the two side by side.

Use the OEM.
I saw no difference in "niceness" between OEM and Fel-Pro. I only went through 4 or 5 HG in a few months when I was doing my rebuild, which was full of fail obviously. I've had them side by side and the MLS OEM vs MLS Fel-Pro was pretty much identical. I saw nothing to indicate the OEM would be any better.
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I'm going to guess someone overheated and dun goofed up.
Nope! Though I can see how one can point to that. I agree, 6psi shouldn't bother ir at all! I am positive I didn't over heat it. Apparently a small leak for some time. It popped when I started it after sitting for 2 months.

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I recently did the job with a FelPro gasket. So far, so good. Make sure to use ARP studs and not the stock weaksauce.
Found a descent price for a Fel-Pro gasket set *AND* ARP stud kit @ EPmiata.

Thanks for everyone's input!!!
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