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scott_budds



Joined: 20 Nov 2008
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Location: Norwich

PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 4:22 pm    Post subject: Gasket Materials Reply with quote

Hi Guys

I was wondering if anybody here would be able to give me some advice regarding gasket materials?

I am looking for something fairly thick 3-4mm and be heat resisting up to about 650 deg C. Has anyone bought any such stuff for exhaust manifolds?

Buddsy
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Phil - Nottingham



Joined: 01 Jan 2008
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Location: Nottingham

PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are sheets of metal/fibre composite on Ebay for exhaust gaskets but they do not come as thick as that - that is a unusually thick gasket!

I suppose you could use 2 or 3 layers?
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PAUL BEAUMONT



Joined: 27 Nov 2007
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most companies that work in the industrial heating type areas carry heatproof sheeting. I bought about a sq yard a few years ago, from some such.
Any help?
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scott_budds



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 20, 2008 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys

I did try ebay but like you said most people dont go that thick. The industrial heating people might well do something like that, I was thinking of trying "Hayley" who sell all kinds of industrial bits. I have also emailed a company I found on the web. When I get something sorted I will let you all know for future ref.

Buddsy
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Keith D



Joined: 16 Oct 2008
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 20, 2008 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Scott,

I reckon an exhaust manifold gasket 3-4mm thick would burn out pretty quickly.

Is it possible to make yourself up two thin composite gaskets and make a solid steel gasket to fit between them?? Just a suggestion.

Keith D
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