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post #1 of 48 (permalink) Old 04-27-2011, 04:55 PM Thread Starter
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problems with victor reinz head gaskets

has anyone else had problems with the gaskets blowing in less than a years time
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Re: problems with victor reinz head gaskets

I have been told they arent the right thickness...

I just bought some OEMs for that reason...





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Re: problems with victor reinz head gaskets

heard nothing but good things about them,but most just use stock gaskets. Are you sure your heads and the deck of your block are perfectly flat?

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Re: problems with victor reinz head gaskets

Mine have been on over a year havent had a problem.

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Re: problems with victor reinz head gaskets

I had to get the heads cut down some due to pitting used a straight rule on the heads and block and both were in spec
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Re: problems with victor reinz head gaskets

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I have been told they arent the right thickness...

I just bought some OEMs for that reason...
victor reinz i have heard are thinner than stock head gaskets, so if u don't mill your heads, you will blown them again...ask me how i know lol

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Re: problems with victor reinz head gaskets

I thought they looked a little thin next to the ford ones. I liked the ford ones due the "sealing" rings and that fact that the they would match up exactly to where the olds one sat on the engine.

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Re: problems with victor reinz head gaskets

stockers are the best

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Re: problems with victor reinz head gaskets

Just blew my second set of the victor gaskets. First was due to the heads not being straight. Second time has yet to be determined. Gotta get the heads off next week to find out. I know this last time the heads were straight as an arrow, and the block was too after checking it with a machinists straight edge. After talking with Doug at great lengnths about this what has actually been found is that the vitors are vering in thickness anywhere from 9-16 thousandths THICKER than the stockers. which if you think about that will become a weak point due to the pressures these motors see especialy when tuned, and a heavy right foot is involved. I know some on here have had good luck with them, but also know some have had them go again, and again. Take it as you like, but the stockers are goin back in mine. FYI stock gasket thickness UNCOMPRESSED as measured off my new ford gaskets is 0.057". Anyone else getting ready to do gaskets check 'em out, and see what you get.

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