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V4 Beginner

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Posted - 04 Jun 2012 :  18:30:53 Show Profile Visit Jon's Homepage Reply with Quote

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 :-)


Edited by - Jon on 04 Jun 2012 18:55:04

V4 Guru

United Kingdom
2421 Posts

Posted - 04 Jun 2012 :  20:07:19 Show Profile Reply with Quote
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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V4 Guru

United Kingdom
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Posted - 04 Jun 2012 :  20:18:01 Show Profile Reply with Quote
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!"
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V4 Fanatic

United Kingdom
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Posted - 09 Jun 2012 :  11:15:29 Show Profile Reply with Quote
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)
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