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Head gasket question

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Justin723, May 10, 2010.

  1. May 10, 2010 at 8:52 AM
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    Justin723

    Justin723 [OP] Dont judge me

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    Which would do you guys suggest i use. The new multi layered graphite head gasket or the multi layered steel headgasket.
     
  2. May 10, 2010 at 11:51 AM
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    Whitfield

    Whitfield Well-Known Member

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    Bobbed Left front ~ Ok not really but I bought it crashed from the kids dad 4-CHEAP. Frame Swap and 04 Clip + 6" lift ~ Woo Hoo!!!
    steel :D

    The first head gaskets were manufactured
    of asbestos fibres, covered
    with thin copper sheets and reinforced
    with metal beads around the combustion
    chambers. Up to the end of the
    80's, the development of head gaskets
    was dominated by asbestic materials,
    later rolled onto steel mesh or perforated
    sheets. Following the ban on asbestos,
    head gaskets were produced
    in practically the same way, but using
    asbestos-free materials (AFM).
    By 1992 VICTOR REINZ had already developed
    and launched the first series-produced
    MLS head gaskets. Today, these gaskets
    are state-of-the-art, and enable development
    engineers worldwide to implement
    innovative new engine concepts.

    MULTI-LAYER STEEL OFFERS
    HIGHER SEALING POTENTIAL​
    MLS head gaskets consist of two to
    five sheets of spring or carbon steel,
    which are sandwiched with the sealing
    material to form multi-layer steel head
    gaskets. For improved sealing of gases
    and liquids, beads around combustion
    chambers and oil/coolant passages increase
    the local sealing pressure (macro
    sealing), whilst full-surface or partial
    elastomer coatings provide additional​
    sealing tightness (micro sealing).

     
  3. May 10, 2010 at 2:54 PM
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    Justin723

    Justin723 [OP] Dont judge me

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    01 Tacoma SR5
    Performance- bored .20 over, Doug Thorely Headers, Magnaflow Exhaust, and K&N cold air intake. Exterior- 7 inch lift, ARB compressor, high pinion 4.88 with ARB locker, 4.88 open diff in the rear, PIAA 520 series lights up front, and 36 inch fire stick. Interior- 2 10inch JL W1 subs, Alpine MRX-V70 amp, Alpine type R SPR 17C 6x6 speaker in the back, Focal 165 VR with crossover tweeter up front, Cobra LTD CB, and Weather Tech floor mats.
    Thanks man. Great info by the way.
     
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