Originally Posted by jamal
Last I checked that is not true, here in the US at least. The non turbo SOHC gaskets from about 99-09 are graphite coated ones. If you have one of those cars and go to the dealer for gaskets that's what you'll get, hence my recommendation to use the -642 turbo gasket. The DOHC phase 1 gaskets you get at the dealer are MLS (but thicker than the SOHC and turbo).
Your dealer must be selling outdated stock. I haven't seen anything but MLS gaskets at my dealership for a few years now. Pretty sure even the SOHC Ej25 gasket was changed to MLS on one of the several updates over the years.