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Old 03-25-2015, 09:55 PM   #1  
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i need help choosing the correct head gasket for my 1995 mustang gt, i am running 12lbs boost i blew a head gasket and dont want to keep blowing them so i need to know what to get for this boost pressure, i have a great mechanic who is going to have the heads leak tested and milled to be safe i am going with studs insted of bolts this time as well, any help will be greatful, felpro is ok i am sure but i need something made to take the presure
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9333pt1 fel pro head gasket........and use head studs and make sure your tune is on this time!!
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thanks, i looked into those and it seems several people agree they are best for boosted apps, i will be getting them and having them installed thanks again

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thanks, i looked into those and it seems several people agree they are best for boosted apps, i will be getting them and having them installed thanks again
if the car is not tuned , you need to go get it dyno tuned or expect to keep blowing head gaskets
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its been dyno tuned by speedy dyno
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its been dyno tuned by speedy dyno
then why did it blow a gasket?? to much timing?? lean?? where is the a/f through the whole rpm range?? use a head stud this time vs a bolt...also make sure head and or block surface are not warped
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it blew the first time due to my nitrous getting stuck on, then i replaced it with a standard head gasket not thinking about the boost, the guy that fixed it didnt set the timing right so it blew, this time though i am getting a mechanic that knows what hes doing, you get what you pay for it seems, you can go cheep and walk home or get it done right, this time its getting done right, this time i am meeting with my mechanic and we are going over what will be best for what i am doing even if it means o rings, but stud bolts are going in regardless
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no need for o ring heads with your low boost you are running, do what I stated and you'll be fine
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ok thank you very much
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ok thank you very much
if you plan to add more boost in the future o-ringing would not be a bad idea
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