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JonPosted - 04 Jun 2012 : 18:30:53

Back in 1999 when I built my souped up V4 engine, I was told to use genuine SAAB cylinder head gaskets as they are the only ones that can handle the high compression that I have (10.25:1).

Well, this weekend after 30000 miles of joyous thrashing around the engine has started to puff water vapor out from the exhaust and generally drink coolant.

So, I guess it's time to change the head gaskets. Does anyone know if SAAB still supplies head gaskets or would these do?
I'm definitely not going to buy the eBay jobs, what about the gaskets from Scandix?

Thanks :-)

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blue95V4Posted - 09 Jun 2012 : 11:15:29
I managed to get a set of gaskets from my main dealer about 2 years ago - they still had them in stock - as well as the "genuine" inlet manifold gasket .

David (in age order: 96 2T, 260-2 Saabo, 95 V4 and a c900S Aero Vert, plus a 9-3 Aero TTiD SW)
pchristyPosted - 04 Jun 2012 : 20:18:01
Have you tried Steve at Malbrads? Everything I've had of them has done "what it said on the tin", and they rally a V4, so they ought to know what they are talking about!

"Duct tape is like the Force: It has a light side and a dark side, and it binds the Universe together!"
WoodyPosted - 04 Jun 2012 : 20:07:19
I have heard of elring but not seen the product. Had heart failure when I saw the price of the inlet manifold gasket until I realised the price was for 5 items.
It would be good to see the EBAY items in the flesh to compare them to Hall Gaskets who made them during the 60s-90s.

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