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Question Which header gaskets?

Which header gaskets are turbo people running on 5.0 motors?


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Yeah, do not bother with header gaskets and just copper rtv the sucker

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REMFLEX is what i've bought. I haven't got them put on yet, but supposedly they're all the rave... if you want some good info, i bought mine from Chris at PowerAdder Solutions.. 1.888.676.9376. He's a good guy and has a 93 cobra with a hellion kit on it. He can give you direct info that your looking for and has a great price on the them. You can tell him i sent you.. i bought 2 sets from him off the turbo forums.

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REMFLEX is what i've bought. I haven't got them put on yet, but supposedly they're all the rave... if you want some good info, i bought mine from Chris at PowerAdder Solutions.. 1.888.676.9376. He's a good guy and has a 93 cobra with a hellion kit on it. He can give you direct info that your looking for and has a great price on the them. You can tell him i sent you.. i bought 2 sets from him off the turbo forums.

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Anyone run Percy's?
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HP said to use the copper rtv.

I have had the motor apart three or four times, each time I put the exhaust manifolds back on I used the rtv with no problems.

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Why do people always try to think of something different to seal their headers with on turdbo cars? For as long as I can remember people have always been using copper RTV with great success and telling others about it. Yet people always try to find an alternative to what has been proven to work.

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Why do people always try to think of something different to seal their headers with on turdbo cars? For as long as I can remember people have always been using copper RTV with great success and telling others about it. Yet people always try to find an alternative to what has been proven to work.
I'm not trying to find anything different. Gaskets aren't new and people do use them on FI applications. People use copper RTV just fine and others use Remflex gaskets, for example, just fine. There's no harm in seeing what gaskets folks are using.
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I use percy's. I got them from summit. They're not copper or aluminum, but a steel coated with some sort of felt type substance. I've never had a header leak or a bolt back out since I started using them and they're reusable.
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I use percy's. I got them from summit. They're not copper or aluminum, but a steel coated with some sort of felt type substance. I've never had a header leak or a bolt back out since I started using them and they're reusable.
Glad to see some first hand experience w/the Percy's. How many miles have they been on the car for? I wonder how they compare to the Remflex.
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REMFLEX is what i've bought. I haven't got them put on yet, but supposedly they're all the rave... if you want some good info, i bought mine from Chris at PowerAdder Solutions.. 1.888.676.9376. He's a good guy and has a 93 cobra with a hellion kit on it. He can give you direct info that your looking for and has a great price on the them. You can tell him i sent you.. i bought 2 sets from him off the turbo forums.
Just came across this thread, Thanks Man!! Let me know how the new T-76 is going,I should have my Cobra back on the dyno this week

As far as RTV VS Remflex or copper gaskets for that matter,Its up to you guys!! I have tryed them all with good luck. Really got to the point if the RTV burned through which has happend several times on are coustomers cars"Has alot to do with how tru (Straight) the header port/flange is" and also heat thats why most blower cars don't run into this problem! but can. Very time consuming clean both sufaces to go at it agein. Remflex's Key is there 100% Graphite Gaskets,for anyone that knows about material used,well thats why they work so well. We will be posting them up here soon forsale's. Thanks guys..

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