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Old 12-08-2019, 03:26 PM   #1
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Default Older OEM gaskets vs new gaskets

Seems that the older OEM gaskets are better made but with age are they degraded?
What would you choose.

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Old 12-08-2019, 04:51 PM   #2
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New - Best gaskets
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Old 12-08-2019, 05:48 PM   #3
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Depends on the application and the condition of the older gaskets. The only general rule might be direct contact with gasoline where new gaskets' material might be better suited to do the job.
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Old 12-08-2019, 06:52 PM   #4
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I'll go with Lawrie..........BEST GASKETS............I get mine from VanPelt
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Old 12-08-2019, 07:51 PM   #5
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I used to prefer NOS, but after becoming a BEST dealer I’ve used them on everything as they seem to be far superior to anything else.
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Old 12-08-2019, 10:06 PM   #6
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I'm not a dealer, but best gaskets are great. No issues.



Not sure older gaskets are made better. Don't know, never heard that. I think of them as a deteriorating item over time. Like rubber. But maybe I'm wrong.





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Old 12-10-2019, 10:32 AM   #7
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Seems that the older OEM gaskets are better made but with age are they degraded?
What would you choose.
Not sure of the 'actual" content of the "original" gaskets BUT I can tell you from an "industrial" view....It "Could" be the existence of asbestos and now "not" AND also on the "reverse" the advancement of new polymers, elastomer's and "other" binder's. BOTH have their inherent benefit. I can tell you from experience ALL of my oil & gas contractors will "still" tell you there is NO product available today that works as good as asbestos for gas and oil!!!!
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Old stock cork gaskets can be very problematic. They tend to shrink and / or become very brittle.
There are ways to overcome these issues but why?
Cork? Buy new.
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