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Old 12-27-2014, 11:15 PM
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Smile Where/who to buy head gasket set from??

Looking for a supplier, preferably US based (more trusting) I have a 1992 SVX and its been so far an extreme money pit, obviously the last owner knew this but hey.. It needs the heads doing and I need to get a gasket set - who can you guys recommend your side of the ditch Many thanks in advance, Craig.
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Old 12-27-2014, 11:41 PM
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Re: Where/who to buy head gasket set from??

Hello from Finland :-)

You will probably need a full factory gasket set, right?

I've used Mastria Subaru with great success. Jim is very helpful and shipping has never been a problem. jlecesse@mastria.com

As many others, I replaced the OEM head gaskets with Cometic MLS ones. You can get these from Dayle motorsport_svx@yahoo.com for example - I bought mine from Flatirons Tuning in Colorado because I ordered other stuff from them at the same time - they had a set of ARP2000 head studs custom made for me.

Kind regards,

Tapani

PS Does anyone know what happened to Jackie W at Annapolis Subaru? She hasn't replied to my enquiries since March...

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Old 12-28-2014, 01:06 AM
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Re: Where/who to buy head gasket set from??

Hey Tapani,

Cheers for that, will take a look. I have seen the Comitic on ebay but unsure of the different sizing 100mm 98mm etc How will I know which one or is it on the chassis ref/numbers??

Many thanks again
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Old 12-28-2014, 01:15 AM
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Re: Where/who to buy head gasket set from??

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How will I know which one ??
These are dimensionally equivalent to the stock gaskets:

Cometic Head Gasket for Subaru SVX EG33 98mm .066 Inch MLS-5 C4340-066

As you have noticed, you can get these to match your (over size) bore size and in a selection of thicknesses to match your preferred CR target.

/T

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Old 12-28-2014, 01:24 AM
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Re: Where/who to buy head gasket set from??

Thanks again Tapani,

What a gent will go for a search now...
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Old 12-28-2014, 02:28 AM
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Re: Where/who to buy head gasket set from??

Bought both the full head set and a new timing belt just for good measure. Cheers again Tapani. Have a great new year
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Old 12-28-2014, 02:52 AM
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Re: Where/who to buy head gasket set from??

While you have the engine out be sure to replace the rear main oil seal and reseal the "kidney plate".

Also, if the cam cover gaskets are not included in the set you bought make sure you get them too.

Further, replace all vacuum hoses + PCV-valve while you have the intake manifold off . And inspect the flex plate for any signs of cracks. There is a thicker one available for around 30 USD.

/T
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Old 12-28-2014, 01:36 PM
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Re: Where/who to buy head gasket set from??

If you are changing to a mls gasket I would recommend changing to studs at the same time. Mls gaskets require different torque specs and procedures.
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Old 12-28-2014, 04:31 PM
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Re: Where/who to buy head gasket set from??

All good guys, Iv ordered the water pump + pulleys too. Will have another look on ebay for the studs (bolts).
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