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Old 09-14-2008, 05:14 PM   #1
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Is it fibrous, or is it a coated-steel headgasket?

I've used Evans Coolant in a number of VWs with success, I'd like to do so with my new Miata. I ask because Evans is an oil, and it easily crept past the fibrous headgaskets and into the cylinders with my VWs. It wasn't a problem with the later 3-pc coated-metal headgaskets found in ABAs and similar..

If Mazda only offers fibrous gaskets, I might have to pony-up for a copper HG instead...

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From what I've heard, the 99+ miata has a 3 layer steel gasket. All the ones before that are the composite gaskets.
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94+ use a multilayer steel head gasket
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Mines' a '97, good to know.

Thanks all.


Edit-- To add; what online sources for OE parts do you all use? I'll be after a HG, front and rear main seals, tranny seals in the bell housing, T/O brg, clutch set, etc... Getting ready for an engine install.
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I like Rosenthal Mazda aka Finishline Performance http://www.finishlineperformance.com/store/home.php

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Trussville Mazda http://www.trussvillemazda.com/
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https://www.miataturbo.net/forum/showthread.php?t=25737

Check that thread for several more sources for both OE and aftermarket parts
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Thanks again...
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i have a gasket set for sale

it is for a 2000 so the head gasket is the 3 layer steel one.
I bought them from trussville mazda
set includes.
Head gasket
intake gasket
exhaust gasket
valve cover gasket
i will sell them for $90
i can send pictures if you would like.
I take paypay
i am red93sc1.8. On miata.net.
I have a 2000 head and intake/fuel rail that i am going to sell.
I never installed it and i have sold the car so i am sell the extra parts i have.
Sorry i cant send pm yet

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I am sorry if I can not post this here I will just post it in the for sale section.
I was just trying to save him some money.
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