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Old 01-19-2019, 05:46 PM   #1
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Default Best head gasket

Hi Gents,
Blew my head gasket on a tour yesterday and I'd like some comments on the head gasket made by Best performs.
Bratton's catalog describes it as Kevlar reinforced graphite facing material bonded to a perforated steel core.
If anyone has first hand information I'd like to hear it.
Thanks for your help.
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Old 01-19-2019, 06:46 PM   #2
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Never had a problem with the Best Graphtite head gasket. Do retoque your head after running and cooling 2-3 times.
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Old 01-19-2019, 06:56 PM   #3
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Good afternoon...Also remember to re-torque your head once a year. Occasionally you will find a nut that takes 1/8 turn or so...much less work than changing a head gasket...Ernie in Arizona
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My take Copper Only! I have had 3 graphite fail with proper torques,flat head and block. I just don't care for them,But that's me.
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Old 01-20-2019, 12:42 PM   #5
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Racers that I know use the Best graphite gasket and report it is the best. Best also makes a copper gasket under the same number. I prefer copper, they are easier to change if needed. Always re-torque as stated above.
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Old 01-27-2019, 12:16 AM   #6
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And just when you think you've torqued it enough times, torque it again.
I really like the Best Graphfite gaskets.
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