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Jon
V4 Beginner

France
75 Posts

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

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?
http://seekpart24.com/saab/96-65/1-5-v4-6573/cylinder-head-gasket-100374
I'm definitely not going to buy the eBay jobs, what about the gaskets from Scandix?

Thanks :-)

Jon
http://www.dutton.co.uk/saab/

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

Woody
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
2377 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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pchristy
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1737 Posts

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!



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"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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blue95V4
V4 Fanatic

United Kingdom
404 Posts

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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