Head Gasket

Ben Swann benswann at verizon.net
Mon Jun 23 07:40:48 PDT 2008


Is this a dealer only item, or is there a economical source for these?  I likely need at
least 2 maybe 3.

On that note, what is the best way to install and torque down the ARP studs?  Should I
heli-coil the block if it has seen several head installs ?


-----Original Message-----
From: Claus Vegener [mailto:vegener at post7.tele.dk] 
Sent: Monday, June 23, 2008 10:34 AM
To: Ben Swann; '200q20V mailing list'
Subject: Re: Head Gasket

Just use the now recommended standard 3B/AAN/S6 steel gasket.
No problems with 500+Hp and 600 Nm / 2Bar boost Claus
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ben Swann" <benswann at verizon.net>
To: <quattro at audifans.com>; "'200q20V mailing list'" <200q20v at audifans.com>;
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Cc: "'Ben Swann'" <benswann at verizon.net>
Sent: Monday, June 23, 2008 4:25 PM
Subject: Head Gasket

> I'd like to get some recommendations on which headgasket I ought to be 
> using for a built 3B block - 2.3l using JE pistons, Pauter ConRods and 
> stock compression AFAIK when using 3B head.  The 3B head is being 
> swapped for AAN head that will be port matched and polished a bit.  
> Mostly stock otherwise, but would like to be able to take some serious 
> power and using ARP studs to clamp down head.
> Is there any particular headgasket I ought to be using?  I don't want 
> to drop or raise the compression.
> Ben
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