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Greg West of Fel-ProTitle: "Gasket & Sealing Tech"
Guest: Greg West - Fel-Pro
Length: 67 min.
Show # 55
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About the Guest: Greg West, Senior Product Engineer - Performance, Marine, and Sport Gaskets Federal Mogul Corp. federal-mogul

About the Show:

  • Head Gaskets:
    • Gasket Designs/Styles - Gasket Varieties
    • Stopper/Non-stopper
    • PermaTorque
    • PrintoSeal
    • MLS Head Gasket
    • Others…
  • Head Lift
    • What is it?
    • Why is in important?
    • How to measure
    • What effects Head Lift?
    • How does a racer use this information?
  • Surface Finish
    • Smooth vs. Rough Surfaces?
    • Recommended Surface Finish Values?
  • Your thoughts on the following:
    • Bolt Stretch (Torque wrench, stretch gauge, torque to yield, lubes, bolts/studs, etc)
    • Torque pattern
    • Gasket prep
    • Surface prep
    • Retorquing (when, engine temp, etc)
    • Re-using gaskets
    • Different materials (al. head, cast block, etc)
    • Detonation resistance (engine masters challenge, running pump gas)
  • Tips for other gaskets: (installation, sealing…)
    • Intake gaskets
    • Header gaskets
    • Oil pan gaskets
    • Valve cover gaskets
    • Rear main seal
    • Dampner seal
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