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#1 KamakSun

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 08:22 AM

What head gasket do you use?

#2 Stoffregen Motorsports

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 09:41 AM

Stock OEM Nissan, bought at the dealer.

 

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 09:54 AM

I've used Felpro, Victor Reinz, Rock Auto's house brand.. they were all just fine for a stock build.

 

OEM would be best, but never had an issue with any of the others. If you are going for a performance build.. go OEM.


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Posted 11 September 2017 - 12:12 PM

NAPA $23 CDN. I think it was Felpro. Two different L20Bs not a problem.


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Posted 11 September 2017 - 01:37 PM

I believe the felpro is .047 thick,
The victor reinz was .060..
Both get listed as the same gasket for the l16/ l18/ l20b.... I believe they are only good for the stock bore size of the l18 and l20b of 85mm....
The oem is the best and I think are for up to 88.5mm and .060 thick.

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 01:44 PM

I used felpro for mine which came with valve seals too. 



#7 banzai510(hainz)

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 04:30 AM

L16s I use Felpro

On 85mm I use the Nissan or Durapro from Australia(made in Japan)


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Posted 13 September 2017 - 06:59 PM

I'm been using a felpro on a boosted L20b for the last 5k miles. No issues yet. I'm using arp studs though, so that may be helping out.

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 08:10 PM

Nismo.
Never had luck with felpro HG, so always used OEM

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 07:06 AM

As long as the gasket has the graphite coating, it should (?) be as good as OEM.



#11 banzai510(hainz)

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 06:00 PM

the Durapro brand I got from Baz in Australia is the 87 mm Graphite version


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