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    Question Head gasket sealer???

    Do you guys use, or would you use a sealant on a Fel-Pro MLS style head gasket? Or just put it on dry?

    Stock block and heads, ARP head bolts

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    if you are refering to the black MLS felpro....ABSOLUTELY DONOT use any thing. AND DON'T EVEN TOUCH IT, you handle it like a photograph or vinyl record and handle from the edge. And make sure the deck surfaces (head and block) are spotless.
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    Ditto!!

    If the tabs are short by the lifter valley then use RTV there. Basically follow the installation instructions if you have them!!
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    Not black, it's this one

    Part Number: FEL-8180PT-2
    Bore (in): 4.370 in.
    Bore (mm): 110.998mm
    Gasket Material: PermaTorqueMLS
    Compressed Thickness (in): 0.039 in.
    Compressed Volume (cc): 9.700cc
    Lock Wire: No
    Quantity: Sold individually.

    Head Gasket, PermaTorqueMLS, 4.370 in. Bore, .039 in. Compressed Thickness, Chevy, 396-454

    Still install dry?

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    that IS NOT a MLS gasket. Godbless Summit. That is a bottom rung rebuild gasket that I cannot recommend for any performance engine, and certainly not a marine engine. But if you insist on useing it, no you still do not use anything on a composition type gasket. MAKE SURE THE DECK SURFACES ARE SPOTLESS

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    this is a stainless steel MLS marine gasket
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    Good thing you asked ! Good thing GN7 said "black." !

    Wow. Good catch.

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    If it blows again, I'll step up to something better next time. Will I need to re-torque the heads with this one? If so, when?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Budweiser View Post
    If it blows again, I'll step up to something better next time. Will I need to re-torque the heads with this one? If so, when?

    Thanks guys you rock
    Blows again???? Why would you want to go through all this trouble again, plus risking the motor with the possiblity of water getting into it? Not trying to be too harsh, but a decent head gasket is only 50 bucks or so.

    Have you checked to make sure your head is flat?
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    Sorry for the delayed response, The gasket blew when I was running about 50* total ignition advance. It's my assumption that was the cause of the gasket faiure.

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    Ring the heads and use wire loc gaskets .

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    Quote Originally Posted by SS 201 View Post
    Ring the heads and use wire loc gaskets .
    yeah, OK

    I have to admit... I've had my share of drunk post's too. Got a 40 of Old-E in my hand as we speak

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