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#1 slayerofcows

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Posted 03 July 2019 - 10:44 PM

Hi All,

Just received a new manifold gasket today from minispares. Was shipped in a jiffy and seems like it’s bent. Also the two faces seem to be separating in places.

Does this matter or does it all just squish in and make a seal regardless? Or should I be chasing for a replacement... don’t want to look like a fool if it’s fine like this!

Cheers! Alex

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#2 nicklouse

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Posted 03 July 2019 - 10:53 PM

I have used worse.

#3 slayerofcows

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Posted 03 July 2019 - 11:02 PM

Hah ok. I’m suspecting an air leak so just wanted to make sure I was eliminating a suspect.

I do have suspicions that it’s something else but I’m saving that for a different thread ‍♂

#4 Rorf

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Posted 04 July 2019 - 05:24 AM

I would not be happy with that gasket, minispares packers off loading damaged stock again!



#5 cal844

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Posted 04 July 2019 - 09:16 AM

Try fitting it with the damage to the top of the engine, that way if it does give issues you will know. I have used worse though

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Posted 04 July 2019 - 01:12 PM

I would not fit it



#7 slayerofcows

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Posted 04 July 2019 - 04:01 PM

ok, so bit of a split vote then.... think i'll contact them see if they agree it should be replaced



#8 nicklouse

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Posted 04 July 2019 - 04:16 PM

There has been no mention if this is new or old. Did it leak with this one one?

#9 slayerofcows

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Posted 04 July 2019 - 06:12 PM

I’ve not fitted it yet. This is brand new from minispares. Figured I probably couldn’t return it after fitting it

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Posted 04 July 2019 - 06:25 PM

The aluminium inside is what really makes the seal, no problem at all to be honest.

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Posted 04 July 2019 - 08:43 PM

I'd use that. (just to confuse things further!)

#12 Midas Mk1

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Posted 04 July 2019 - 09:17 PM

From experience of changing this gasket quite abit, fit the best type you can, so if you have any doubt..

Found the med & swiftune premium ones pretty good.

Edited by Midas Mk1, 04 July 2019 - 09:18 PM.


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Posted 04 July 2019 - 09:18 PM

It’s perfectly fine. They’re very easy to bend

#14 slayerofcows

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Posted 04 July 2019 - 09:41 PM

Ok thanks all. Advice very much appreciated! I’m just gonna use it, see how I get on then. Job for the weekend so probably wouldn’t get a replacement in time. If I have any suspicions later on with it then I’ll rip it out and just get a better one.

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Posted 05 July 2019 - 06:50 AM

As others have said, I too would use it and have used far worse.




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