Head gasket... But which one?

Head gasket... But which one? was created by Andy661

Posted 2 years 8 months ago #197494
Hi everyone!

After hours of searching I'm still no closer to finding an answer...

I'm looking for a replacement HG, but there are just too many out there to choose from coupled with the usual ebay types whick include the gaskets, bolts, water pump and tensioner... price makes it very tempting, but I've always had that "Buy cheap, buy twice" mindset...

Anyone able to advise on the up to date recommendation for type and brand to go for?

Cheers

Andy
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Replied by sworkscooper on topic Head gasket... But which one?

Posted 2 years 8 months ago #197496
Get in touch with MG obsession or Rimmer bros they will advise you best but DON'T buy cheap parts ! :nonod:
John .
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Replied by bryan young on topic Head gasket... But which one?

Posted 2 years 8 months ago #197500
I will chuck my oar in here. Because of so many problems with the MLS gasket just being chucked on and poor liner heights. the reccomandation is to check the liner heights before choosing a gasket, the liner heights must be 4 thou above the block and ALL EQUAL to use the MLS gasket, otherwise you should use the polymer one.

Victor Reinz is the gasket that the mobiles use.

Best supplier for Gaskets etc. is DMGRS ( Discount MG Rover spares) their service and prices are excellent.

Be very careful with cheap ebay gaskets as they dont last!!!!!

it is also advisable to replace the cam belt , tensioner and water pump while doing a head gasket.

use OEM water pumps.

Hope this helps

Bryan
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Replied by sworkscooper on topic Head gasket... But which one?

Posted 2 years 8 months ago #197505
Yes Bryan, I've also used DMGRS for parts and as you say they are good on prices .
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Replied by RickyGlasgow on topic Head gasket... But which one?

Posted 2 years 7 months ago #197621
Save yourself all the trouble. I got the HG and timing belt done in the summer there by Rough Luck, can't speak highly enough of them.
https://www.roughluckracing.com/
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Replied by talkingcars on topic Head gasket... But which one?

Posted 2 years 7 months ago #197708

.....Anyone able to advise on the up to date recommendation for type and brand to go for?......

Hi Andy - as per Bryan above, it depends on your liner heights which you can't tell until your head is off.

James


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Replied by Andy661 on topic Head gasket... But which one?

Posted 2 years 6 months ago #198075
Hi all,

Based on recommendations from the forum and fantastic advice from the guys at DMGRSP I decided to go for with the re-developed elastomer gasket.

running sweet as a nut now...
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