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headgasket reccomendation

running a stock motor with boost from a 62-1 ...... car already has arp head bolts.

im looking to see what a good or what the best headgasket would be for a stock motor set up.

I need to get some today and replace them tonight , due to a boost controller malfunction yesterday


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What HG's were you using before? I'm using Fel-pro 8548PT-2's w/ARP head studs on my stock motor, 60mm turbo setup running 9psi.
Just got mine running 2 days ago and haven't test drove it yet, so I can't say they'll hold up or not.


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Commetic gaskets, head over to your local Dodge dealer and ask them for a can of the spray on gasket they use on the SRT Neon's. Coat the heads and block let stand for .5hr and install.
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Commetic gaskets, head over to your local Dodge dealer and ask them for a can of the spray on gasket they use on the SRT Neon's. Coat the heads and block let stand for .5hr and install.
Does that spray make up for a less than perfect surface on the head and block?
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Commetic gaskets, head over to your local Dodge dealer and ask them for a can of the spray on gasket they use on the SRT Neon's. Coat the heads and block let stand for .5hr and install.
How much does that stuff cost?

I'd not invest a ton of money in the "best" headgasket solution with stone stock heads but that is just me.

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If there are minor imperfections it will help but it will not fix a bad machining job especially under boost. If memory serves the surface finish should be 55 Ra or better. I think it runs around $20 to $30 a can.
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That is not too bad and it works on cast iron to cast iron?

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You still need to ues a head gasket. The Dodge camp used it because the SRT neons kept poping head gaskets under boost this stuff help solve the problem.
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Ah, but I guess I am still wondering does it work only with certain alloys?

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I wouldn't bother with any of that stuff. Felpro 8548pt-2 or 9333pt-1 will work fine with a good tune. I know people that are running these gaskets with 18-20 psi running 9's with no issues.


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How much does that stuff cost?

I'd not invest a ton of money in the "best" headgasket solution with stone stock heads but that is just me.
Part # 04318035 Mopar gasket sealant
Retail price $12.30

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i believe im going to go with a 9333, i def want the gasket to pop before a piston does if this happens again.

boost will be limited between 10-14psi.

not sure what gaskets were on there , i didnt do the origional build .

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9333pt-1 here, so far so good

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i am using the fel pro.

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well got everything back together for the most part lastnight , just need to put all the turbo parts back on and fire her up tonight .

hopefully all continues to go well.....

anyone know where to buy stiffer springs for the wastegate ?

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