Proper Gasket Seals & Gasket Installation Fel-Pro Gaskets

Clean and Dry. It’s no secret that Fel-Pro ® gaskets offer the most reliable seal for any repair job. Proper installation is the key to long service life, as installation practices are changing rapidly as gasket designs advance. In the past, it was not uncommon to coat a gasket with sealers or adhesives before installing it; today, Fel-Pro

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How to Use Gasket Sealers Fel-Pro Gaskets

Fel-Pro, ASE Certified Master Technician, John Gurnig provides examples why most Fel-Pro gaskets do not require the use of sealant. In certain cases, however, it is required when mating gaskets or filling gaps. He shows where sealant should be applied on certain gaskets and in what amount. Back. Back to Fel-Pro® Field Test Garage.

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How to Install Fel-Pro Oil Pan Gaskets Fel-Pro Gaskets

A Difficult Repair. Some repairs are inherently harder than others, such as installing oil pan gaskets in-chassis. When replacing an oil pan gasket with the engine in the vehicle, it is difficult to align the gasket and the oil pan and then try to get a bolt started without a third hand.

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Fel-Pro Gaskets Professional Grade Gaskets & Valve Parts

Designed for the Repair Environment. In the real-world nothing is perfect – including gasket sealing surfaces. That’s why at Fel‑Pro ® we respond to new challenges with innovative materials and new technologies. Our latest innovation is the for PermaTorque ® MLS head gasket with NextGen Coating. Our relentless focus on designing for the real-world repair environment continues to set

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RTV as a Supplemental Sealer Fel-Pro Gaskets

Clean and Dry. By now, you’re aware that the best way to install a Fel-Pro® gasket is clean and dry.Most engines built in the last 25 years use molded rubber gaskets to seal valve covers and oil pans.

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Technical Information Fel-Pro Gaskets

Technical Videos. To ensure our gaskets perform on the road in the real-world environment, our gaskets undergo strict testing and validation in the Field Test Garage. Watch what our ASE Certified Master Technicians have learned along the way for installation tips and more. Watch Videos.

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Which Direction do you Install a Gasket

Installing gaskets in the correct direction is critical. In this article, Fel-Pro ® will help you determine ‘which side is up’ to correctly install various gaskets types. Some gaskets are asymmetric, and the correct orientation can be visually distinguished. However, others can be installed with either side facing up and the gasket will

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Customer Service, Support & Contact Info Fel-Pro Gaskets

Call the Technical Line for the product support you need to get the job done. 1.800.325.8886. Monday – Thursday: 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (CST) Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (CST) Parts Availability. Visit our Part Finder to check parts availability. Please visit Where to Buy to source auto part stores and repair shops in your area that

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Online Gasket Catalog, Part Finder & Reference Fel-Pro

Find the Fel-Pro part you need with our parts finder tool. Enter in your car's information including vehicle type, year, make and model.

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TTY Bolt Specification & Installation Fel-Pro Gaskets

Fel-Pro head bolt sets are application specific. Before removing T-T-Y head bolts, allow the engine to fully cool. Removing the bolts while the engine is hot can cause cylinder head warpage. T-T-Y bolts should be removed in the reverse order of the sequence of which they are installed. The head bolts should be loosened in steps rather than all

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How To Clean a Cylinder Head Mating Surface Fel-Pro Gaskets

Roughness Average (Ra) is the average micro-inch measurement of peak-to-valley roughness height of a flat surface. The lower the Ra number, the smoother the surface. Fel-Pro recommends a finish of 60 to 80 Ra for cast iron cylinder heads and blocks and 50 to 60 Ra for aluminum.

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Fel-Pro Store Locator Fel-Pro Gaskets

Use our Fel-Pro store locator to find where to buy Fel-Pro gaskets near you. Enter your ZIP code, radius and store type preferences to learn where you can purchase Fel-Pro parts.

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How to Seal a Differential Cover Fel-Pro Gaskets

Installing a Fel-Pro differential cover gasket rather than using RTV is a better way to seal this type of cover. Fel-Pro differential cover gaskets are engineered and manufactured specifically for the repair environment to help seal imperfect sealing surfaces. Fel-Pro gaskets feature proprietary application-specific technologies for a superior

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Oil Pan Gasket Installation Fel-Pro Gaskets

Oil Pan Gasket Installation – Fel-Pro Technologies, SnapUps. and Proper Use of RTV. Fel-Pro Oil Pan Gaskets are designed for the repair environment, to help seal imperfect surfaces and help with the installation process. To learn more about Fel-Pro technologies, SnapUps ® installation aid and the proper use of RTV, check out this video

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Throttle Body & Carburetor Gaskets Fel-Pro Gaskets

Fel-Pro ® offers a full range of gaskets for reliably solving fuel system sealing problems. They include: No one tailors their materials to the application the way Fel-Pro does. Our engineers know a “one material fits all” approach is no solution. For instance, for certain types of …

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How To Prepare An Engine Surface For Gasket Installation

How To Prepare An Engine Surface For Gasket Installation In order to determine an appropriate surface finish, consider the metallurgy of the head and block castings as well as the

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One Piece Oil Pan Gaskets Fel-Pro Gaskets

PermaDryPlus. Fel-Pro ® PermaDryPlus ® gaskets’ one-piece construction makes installation easier than OEM style multi-piece assemblies or RTV sealing. Edge-molded silicone rubber on a rigid carrier provides superior fit, and high heat and vacuum resistance, while the included Oil Pan SnapUps ® speed installation. Get it Installed Buy in Store.

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How to Keep Your Car From Overheating Fel-Pro Gaskets

How to handle engine overheating. If you are driving and your engine begins to overheat, take the following steps: Turn off the air conditioning. This reduces the strain on your engine and can help it get regulated. Crank the heater and fan up to full blast. This sounds counterintuitive but doing this transfers the heat away from your engine

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Proper Use of RTV with Intake End Seal Installation Fel

Proper Use of RTV with Intake End Seal Installation. When installing an intake end seal, you may have questions surrounding the proper use of RTV. To learn why RTV may be needed and how to correctly use it, check out this video featuring Technical Product Specialist Mike Hinderer and ASE Master Certified Technician John Gurnig of the Fel-Pro

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GM 6.6L Duramax Diesel Gasket Information Fel-Pro Gaskets

Accommodates 60 RA and higher surface finishes for superior sealability. Laser-welded "stopper" layer. Seals the peak cylinder pressures often encountered in these engines. Dyna-proven design. Each Fel-Pro PermaTorque MLS gasket must pass exhaustive dynamic testing before release to …

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Exhaust Flange & Exhaust System Gaskets Fel-Pro Gaskets

Fel-Pro ® offers exhaust system solutions for effectively resealing exhaust system joints and surfaces, and overcoming the heat and motion that cause gaskets to fail. Because exhaust system replacement gaskets aren’t installed onto pristine surfaces in a factory setting, but onto imperfect surfaces in the repair environment, they must not

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Car Repair Blog & Articles Fel-Pro Gaskets

Learn how installing a Fel-Pro differential cover gasket is a better way to seal a differential cover. The Ford Power Stroke 6.0L Engine is an iconic engine, however it comes with a a handful of reliability issues. Find out how to manage any head gasket issues that are presented by the Ford Power Stroke 6.0L engine.

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Cylinder Head Bolt Torque Sequence Fel-Pro Gaskets

Fel-Pro, ASE Certified Master Technician, John Gurnig explains the importance of following the correct torque sequence when removing a cylinder head and reinstalling it after head gasket replacement. He demonstrates how to find the proper torque sequence for each vehicle via FMe-Cat.com and also offers other underhood tips and techniques.

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Blown Head Gasket Symptoms & Causes Fel-Pro Gaskets

Blown head gasket causes. Your car’s engine operates in extreme conditions with intense heat. If this heat becomes more than normal, your engine can overheat causing a blown head gasket. The extra heat results in the cylinder head and engine block expanding too much which results in …

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Marine Head Gaskets & Boat Engine Head Gaskets

Fel-Pro ® PermaTorque ® marine head gaskets use gasket core and combustion armors made of 300 Series stainless steel to resist rust and corrosion. They feature anti-stick surface coatings to improve micro-sealing, reinforced rubber/fiber-facing material laminated to a solid steel core to resist torque loss and seal fluids, and Printoseal

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PermaDryPlus Valve Cover Gaskets Technical Bulletins

Fel-Pro® PermaDryPlus® valve cover gaskets offer premium leak-sealing technologies for applications where traditional replacement gaskets have been known to fail. They are the best gaskets available. Fel-Pro® PermaDryPlus® valve cover gaskets are engineered to stand up to high heat and high vacuum and last far longer than conventional cork-rubber valve cover gaskets.

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Intake Manifold Gasket & Intake Gasket Fel-Pro Gaskets

Intake Manifold Gaskets. Most Fel-Pro ® Performance intake manifold gaskets are designed without a metal core, to allow engine builders to trim the gasket for exact fit on modified ports. The base gasket material resists coolant, gasoline, alcohol and oil. As needed, Printoseal ® elastomeric sealing beads are used to provide the extra sealing

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All About Cylinder Head Lift Fel-Pro Gaskets

Cylinder head lift is a phenomenon that occurs when the cylinder pressure in an internal combustion engine causes the head to lift away from the deck surface of the engine. In minor cases, this can result in combustion gasses entering coolant passages. This pressurizes the cooling system and pushes coolant out of the cooling system, which will

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Rear Bearing Engine Seals Fel-Pro Gaskets

Rear Main Seals. Rear main bearing seals keep oil from leaking at the rear of the crankshaft. In the case of a vehicle with a manual transmission, a faulty or worn seal can allow oil to leak onto the clutch, causing slipping and chattering. Molded synthetic rubber is the material most commonly used for rear main seals.

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Latest News Fel-Pro Gaskets

Fel-Pro ® Gaskets Brand Expands Coverage in October, throughout 2018. Full Century After its Founding, Brand is Stronger Than Ever Thanks to Unrelenting Focus on Technology, Products and Service. We usually find Fel-Pro Master Technician John Gurnig working inside the Fel-Pro Test Garage in Skokie, Illinois.

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Rear Differential & Transmission Gaskets Fel-Pro Gaskets

Drivetrain gaskets are taken for granted, and often ignored, but they’re a vital part of vehicle system sealing. They keep fluids where they need to be: lubricating drivetrain internals, not staining the driveway. After all, fluid leaks aren’t just a nuisance; in the worst cases they …

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MLS Head Gaskets & Head Gaskets Fel-Pro Gaskets

PermaTorque® MLS Head Gaskets with LaserWeld. LaserWeld™ Stopper Layer Technology reduces gasket damage from blow out and helps ensure a stronger combustion seal.. Proprietary Coating seals rougher finshes up to 80 Ra.. Multiple Layers of Full-Hard Stainless Steel that maintains shape and accommodates for head lift.. Strategically Placed Sealing Beads at all vital areas to eliminate leak paths.

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Valve Stem Seals & Valve Seals Fel-Pro Gaskets

Viton offers excellent resistance to both heat (up to 450 F) and abrasion, and is the material of choice for most Fel-Pro valve stem seals. There are two basic valve stem seal designs: deflector (umbrella) seals, which move with the valve, and positive seals, which are fixed in position in the cylinder head.

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Valve Cover Gaskets Fel-Pro Gaskets

PermaDry ® premium molded rubber is designed for those applications that utilize a molded rubber gasket as Original Equipment. Molded-rubber gaskets are precision-designed to work with the valve cover, which often has a special groove formed or cast into it. Engineers determine the exact amount of “squeeze” needed to achieve a secure seal.

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Preventing Head Gasket Leaks Fel-Pro Gaskets

The head gasket is an engine’s most critical seal. That’s why Fel-Pro ® PermaTorque ® MLS head gaskets feature multiple layers of full-hard stainless steel with embossed sealing beads to help seal coolant and oil passages. Technologies such as proprietary coatings and the LaserWeld ™ stopper layer help provide a more robust head gasket

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Do Size and Position of Coolant Holes On Head Gaskets

On the left is the bare casting and on the right is the casting with a Fel-Pro head gasket installed on a Big Block Chevy Engine. The coolant holes in the block casting are much larger than those in the Fel-Pro head gasket; this is by design.

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Timing Cover Gasket Sets Leak Repair Fel-Pro Gaskets

Fel-Pro offers two types of gasket sets to solve the oil leaks associated with timing cover gaskets. Whether you choose a Blue Stripe ® or PermaDryPlus set, you get everything needed to complete the job (unless otherwise noted). These complete sets typically include: (Other components required by application) Timing cover gasket.

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Why Is Fluid Leaking From My Car

Brown. Brown fluid leaking from your vehicle is likely motor oil. Newer motor oil will be light brown while older oil is dark brown. An oil leak can be traced to a worn gasket or seal, an oil plug that isn’t properly secured, high oil pressure or an oil filter that isn’t put on properly.

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Molded Rubber Gasket Formations Fel-Pro Gaskets

FKM, also known as fluoroelastomer, is a synthetic rubber compound that has resistance to a wide variety of chemical compounds. At Fel-Pro we use our proprietary FKM formulation, which is designed specifically to hold up to the chemicals found in modern engine fluids. FKM can be used for molded rubber gaskets and as a gasket coating.

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Social Media Sweepstakes Official Rules Fel-Pro Gaskets

SOCIAL MEDIA SWEEPSTAKES OFFICIAL RULES. No Purchase OR PAYMENT Necessary TO ENTER OR WIN. PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. These Official Rules apply to all sweepstakes conducted on the @Fel-Pro Gaskets page on Facebook, via @FelProGaskets on Twitter and/or @FelProGaskets on Instagram (each, a “Social Platform”, …

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Cummins M11 Replacement Piston JANUARY 2011

How to use this catalog The FP Diesel catalog for Cummins replacement components is divided into two distinct sections. The first section includes the most current and popular

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Ford Power Stroke 6.0L Engine Head Gasket Problems Fel

The Ford Power Stroke 6.0L Engine is an iconic engine, however it comes with a a handful of reliability issues. Find out how to manage any head gasket issues …

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PermaDryPlus® Oil Pan Gaskets Fel-Pro Gaskets

FEL-PRO PERMADRYPLUS ®. 1: One-piece construction (vs OE multi-piece or RTV) makes installation easier. 2: Rigid carrier for durability, perfect alignment and instant fit. 3: Oil pan SnapUps ® hold the gasket in place for quick bolt installation. 4: Silicone rubber eliminates leak …

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How Does A Gasket Work In My Car

Oil pan gasket. When the engine is running, oil flows through by way of oil ports; the oil lubricates all the moving parts inside the engine. The oil is held in the oil pan, which is bolted to the bottom of the crankcase. The oil pan gasket sits between the oil pan and the crankcase providing a cushion and a seal.

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Designed for the Repair Environment Fel-Pro Gaskets

designed for the real world. Over time, a vehicle’s cylinder heads can warp and pit causing head gaskets to lose their seal which can lead to rough engine operation and loss of power. Specifically designed for the repair environment, you can count on Fel-Pro ® PermaTorque ® MLS head gaskets to deliver a superior seal on imperfect surfaces

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