which way to face exhaust gaskets?

scott thomas scott at dreamtheater.zzn.com
Sat Dec 28 13:14:45 EST 2002

I'm using the oem german victor reinz from TPC. Oddly enough, the
package also says DANA. Meanwhile, I bought gaskets from NAPA years
ago and they were made in Germany, but the box also said DANA on it,
as well as NAPA.

They were more one sided than these ones, so install was a no
brainer. Anyhow, to add more confusion, the gaskets on my 84turbo
head were faced steel to head, but I know for a fact that the
manifold was never removed from the car. I'm going to face the steel
to the manifold and be done with it.

The job starts tomorrow morning.

Thanks for all the help!
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From: james accordino <ssgacc at yahoo.com>
Sent: Fri, 27 Dec 2002 22:48:47 -0800 (PST)
To: human747 at attbi.com, Jim Green <jeg1976 at yahoo.com>
CC: scott thomas <scott at dreamtheater.zzn.com>, quattro at audifans.com
Subject: Re: which way to face exhaust gaskets?

I'm wondering what gaskets you all used.  Were they
dealer parts?  My set was a "Fel-Pro" complete head
set, but nearly every part was made in Germany.  All
my exhaust gaskets fit and cleared the intake gasket
with steel portion facing the exhaust manifold.  No
trimming required.  Or turning upside down. (whatever
that means?).

Jim Accordino

--- Huw Powell <human747 at attbi.com> wrote:
> > > For a 200tq- which way do I face the exhaust
> > > gaskets? I think it
> > > might be steel to manifold, but I'm getting
> > > conflicting replies.
> >
> > IME it will be mixed, you have to be more
> concerned
> > about getting them lined up right.  Because of the
> > funky patterns and layouts, there are a few spots
> > where they only fit one way.
> he's right you know.  You can see in the 6th picture
> here:
> http://www.humanspeakers.com/audi/rebuild3.htm
> for the
> bandwidth squeamish)
> on an NF head, where they had to be used both ways.
> --
> Huw Powell
> http://www.humanspeakers.com/
> http://www.humanthoughts.org/

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