I have always run FelPro, never a leak or problem. The Blue ones are the ones
that do not have to be re-torqued. The older ones have the same number, are not
blue, & MUST be re-torqued. I have gotten the old style as a recently as a year
ago, they are not fast movers. It might be worth re-torquing the heads before
making a change.
"KILE, PAUL D" wrote:
> Hi guys,
> I am in a bit of a bind and am looking for a supplier for high performance
> composition type cylinder head gaskets for a Buick 215/Rover 3500 V-8.
> After rebuilding my Factory MGB-GT V-8 engine, I have found that I have a
> significant coolant leak at the rear of the LH cylinder head, at the gasket
> joint. Both the heads and the block have been skimmed and are flat. I
> figured that I would try the composition gaskets, as opposed to the OEM tin
> ones, but I can't find a supplier locally (Sacramento, CA area) that carries
> them. Fel-Pro, Victor, and McCord all seem to only list the OEM style ones,
> at least in the books the local parts guys have. Any ideas?
> Luckily I discovered the problem with the engine running on a test stand,
> rather than in the car!
> Thanks in advance,
> Paul Kile