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Old 05-12-2008, 01:38 AM   #21
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How do you like those gaskets with the lip in them for the wastegate? I don't plan to use gaskets with mine but i might have to eventually for some odd reason.
Are those filters in your turbo coolant lines or are they adapters?
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How do you like those gaskets with the lip in them for the wastegate? I don't plan to use gaskets with mine but i might have to eventually for some odd reason.
Are those filters in your turbo coolant lines or are they adapters?
In my opinion, the gaskets with the inner fire ring have pros/cons.
PROS: it focuses the clamping force of the mating flanges into a smaller area (thus greater pressure). This makes for a tighter seal. I had some other non-ring gaskets that were made of a soft material that would eventually blow out so the fire ring gaskets were better.
CONS: the fire ring thickness is a little more than the rest of the gasket area. With all of the heat and clamping forces, the flanges can warp slightly, basically conforming around the fire ring. This isn't a big problem, but it just reguires that you continue to use fire ring gaskets or a good thermally robust "form-a-gasket" between the flanges. If you can get by with no gasket at all, that would be best.

The silcone water jacket coolant lines that you see in the pics just show an extra piece of silcone hose wrapped around the lines to prevent chaffing. I had the lines running near the PS pump brackets and just wrapped some extra hose material around them to protect them.
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