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    Head gasket upgrade

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    My car needs a new head gasket. The only upgraded head gaskets i can find are from the UK. Anyone know of any US retailers who sell thicker head gaskets?

    Anything else i should be doing while i replace my head gaskets? I already have a set of head studs ready to go in.
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    Subbed because I know I’ll have the same question eventually.

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    I have never been asked but do have easy access to the Athena head gaskets up to 80mm bore size for approx $149.99 + shipping

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    I would do the timing belt at the same time and maybe the tensioner as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dL_ST View Post
    My car needs a new head gasket. The only upgraded head gaskets i can find are from the UK. Anyone know of any US retailers who sell thicker head gaskets?

    Anything else i should be doing while i replace my head gaskets? I already have a set of head studs ready to go in.
    Hey there!

    We can get the Athena gasket from the UK, however I'm going to recommend sticking with the Ford OEM head gasket. I'll be installing a brand new OE gasket on my engine here in a few weeks. In regards to you needing a new gasket, have you inspected the current gasket? If so how do the top of the cylinders look?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pwnall1337 View Post
    Hey there!

    We can get the Athena gasket from the UK, however I'm going to recommend sticking with the Ford OEM head gasket. I'll be installing a brand new OE gasket on my engine here in a few weeks. In regards to you needing a new gasket, have you inspected the current gasket? If so how do the top of the cylinders look?
    Why do you recommend the stock gasket?

    There is coolant coming out from the sides of my engine between the head and block.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dL_ST View Post
    Why do you recommend the stock gasket?

    There is coolant coming out from the sides of my engine between the head and block.
    I recommend removing the gasket and inspecting the deck of the block to ensure that the top of the cylinders didn't shift, crack or warp. The leak may be due to the block itself as opposed to the failure of the gasket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pwnall1337 View Post
    I recommend removing the gasket and inspecting the deck of the block to ensure that the top of the cylinders didn't shift, crack or warp. The leak may be due to the block itself as opposed to the failure of the gasket.
    Anyway to check this without taking it all apart?
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