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#1 Old 12-13-2012, 02:26 PM
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copper spraying the headgasket or not??

Hey guys, i'm wondering if i should use copper spray gasket or the #1 form-a-gasket on the headgasket or just use it dry as is? Block deck and cylinder head surfaces will only be cleaned, not machined.
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I wouldnt apply anything to the head gasket unless the fsm calls for it. It seems to me that it would just be a weak point for a leak to occur.

Why not get the head machined. It usually cost $100 or less for a good machine shop to do it.

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if it's within specs i wont touch it, i need my truck asap
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if it's within specs i won't touch it, i need my truck asap
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Just go bare.. No need for the copper..
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X3 on no copper. If Nissan did not specify that you should do it then you should not do it.

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intake manifold gasket???
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Same: No liquid gasket called for so don't use it
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do you guys think that this scratch could mean trouble, my finger nail catch it pretty good

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Definantly. If your nail catches it then hell yeah. That right there is its own feeler gauge. Scratches like that are why you have it resurfaced. (other than it being warped)

I say if your going through the work to rebuild the motor spend the money to do it right...

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