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Old 07-13-2007, 11:13 PM   #1
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Default Anyone tried an Ebay head gasket set?

Hey guys,

I will be having the head rebuilt soon, and am debating between the OEM gaskets and the ones I see on Ebay.

Anyone advise one of the aftermarket ones or should i just do it right and go with the Mazda ones?


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see if the prices at performanceimportparts.net aren't cheaper.
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see if the prices at performanceimportparts.net aren't cheaper.
Tried some different combo's but cant find that web page...
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i would go with oe some 1.8 people seem to be havig trouble with Head gaskets not having the proper ports in them etc and ruining newly refurbished heads becouse of it or so i hear.
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he meant to type importperformanceparts.net
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i would go with oe some 1.8 people seem to be havig trouble with Head gaskets not having the proper ports in them etc and ruining newly refurbished heads becouse of it or so i hear.
Hmm, that doesnt sound good, i think i'll probably just spend the extra and go oem, big price difference but i dont want to have to take this engine apart again...
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he meant to type importperformanceparts.net
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Have used both of these with no problems. Match up the holes on the old one to be sure.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/90-93...spagenameZWDVW


http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1994-...spagenameZWD1V
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I have found that the aftermarket valve stem seals for the Miata are junk. Go OEM for those.
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Yeah I'd go OE as Rich said I ordered a generic MLS gasket and it was missing the oil port cut out for the head...but my dumb *** was drunk when I put the head gasket on *NEVER DO IT AGAIN* so I junked a head (scared cam journals)
so I'm waiting on a head from this place called Maz-Max (horrible service so far) so I can get it to the machine shop.
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RusMan is using an ebay gasket set.... at least he bought one.
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Have used both of these with no problems. Match up the holes on the old one to be sure.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/90-93...spagenameZWDVW


http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1994-...spagenameZWD1V

Thanks olderguy,

There is a big difference in price b/w oe and these ones.

I may just give these ones a try...
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