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Old 02-20-2014, 05:28 PM   #1
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Default What material to make your own exhaust manifold gaskets?

Need to make gasket to go between head and extremely hot turbo manifold.

What material is easy to work with and will hold up to the sort of heat created by a terrible-flowing exhaust size under high boost?


Anyone used this? http://www.summitracing.com/parts/php-68070/overview/
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stamped steel

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I had the one you linked on my 1st turbo setup. The one between manifold and turbo literally dissintegrated after 4 months
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That looks like the same **** I have in the garage. It works great for certain gaskets, but if it's the same **** I have i would NEVER use it on an exhaust.

I've used that same stuff to make a BOV flange gasket for instance. I'd probably use it for a waterpump outlet or something too, but exhaust gasses; hell no.
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stamped steel

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I had the one you linked on my 1st turbo setup. The one between manifold and turbo literally dissintegrated after 4 months
How does one go about having a custom stamped steel gasket made and how much does that sort of thing cost?


I use Remflex between turbo and manifold. Can't use anything that thick where i'm talking about now.

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That looks like the same **** I have in the garage. It works great for certain gaskets, but if it's the same **** I have i would NEVER use it on an exhaust.

I've used that same stuff to make a BOV flange gasket for instance. I'd probably use it for a waterpump outlet or something too, but exhaust gasses; hell no.

What i linked isn't the paper stuff.... What you're talking about is FOR stuff you're using it for. This is rated to 2000 degrees.
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is this for an f2t?
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Yes. Duh.


And yes, i'm aware that there are off the shelf gaskets for this motor. I have a few.
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copper ??
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I don't know, you tell me. I've only ever had to make turbo-to-manifold gaskets.
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i think copper would work well, they have been used before, and is easy to cut and form. They make very high performance head gaskets from copper.

Your can get it from online metals.com

maybe try some 1/2 hard stuff so i squishes a little to get some good seal
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inconel

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Yup, copper should work good. You can anneal it fully soft with a torch.

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inconel

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**** you.


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Though with manifold pressures probably north of 100psi....




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Yup, copper should work good. You can anneal it fully soft with a torch.

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That sounds complicated and annoying. :(
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If there's off the shelf gaskets for it, why not buy an off the shelf inconel one? Or have a company that makes inconel ones and also F2T one that arent inconel, put their knowledge together.
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If there's off the shelf gaskets for it, why not buy an off the shelf inconel one? Or have a company that makes inconel ones and also F2T one that arent inconel, put their knowledge together.


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Derp.


Off the shelf gaskets won't fit. Hence why i'm asking the questions.
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why would you uses a hard/tough non malleable metal like inconel? The purpose is to conform to the surface and seal. Just cause inconel is a great heat resistant alloy doesn't mean its great for every application.
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why would you uses a hard/tough non malleable metal like inconel? The purpose is to conform to the surface and seal. Just cause inconel is a great heat resistant alloy doesn't mean its great for every application.

They were joking.
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why would you uses a hard/tough non malleable metal like inconel? The purpose is to conform to the surface and seal. Just cause inconel is a great heat resistant alloy doesn't mean its great for every application.
Its perfect for locations where you would normally run a stamped steel gasket but the temps are too high for such things. IE turbo to manifold connections on setups pushing harder than OEMs. I here the supra guys like these. I think you should just machine **** so it doesnt need gaskets in applications where you struggle to get a high enough temp gasket.
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Oh so.... not joking?

I'm cool with a stamped steel gasket, but i'm not entirely sure where to have one custom made or what the cost would be.

I'm not super happy about paying say... $250 for a gasket. I'd be fine with... $100 for maybe... 3?
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How shitty is this gasket to replace if it were to fail?
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How shitty is this gasket to replace if it were to fail?
I dunno..... 2 minutes if the motor is cold?
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