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Old 12-01-2004, 03:28 PM   #1
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Question head gasket replacement

I have a t04e on my ej18 in my impreza and i think the head gaskets have finally given out. My engine has all the symptoms of a blown head gasket (low coolant, milkshake substance coming out of valve cover breathers, etc.). I'm assuming its from the turbo and that the stock head gasket can't handle the high compression. So I am wondering if anybody knows of some high performance aftermarket head gaskets that will hold better than stock?
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Old 12-01-2004, 07:10 PM   #2
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copper or cometic
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Old 12-01-2004, 08:01 PM   #3
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Which is better between the two? And do you know of any venders that sell these?
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Old 12-01-2004, 11:06 PM   #4
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you can get the Cometic directly from them, www.cometic.com
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Old 12-09-2004, 10:41 AM   #5
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Contact Kevyn Kistner at Cometic (440)354-0777. Let him know that Jay from Sourcemotorsports sent you. I can't promise any discounts, but it is possible.

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Old 12-09-2004, 11:20 AM   #6
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Another thing you can do is get some 2.2L heads. They should be pretty cheap and will also lower your CR to about 8:1 (is that right? anyone). Then you can turn up the boost. Oh and those 2.2 heads as long as they are the 2 port will bolt up to your stock intake and exhaust.

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i notice a tiny bit of a milkshake substance just on my pcv valve. should i be worried? its not on the other two breathers though! theres nothing in my intake, not even oil. i dont see any external leaks from the headgaskets. the coolant does not seem to be low.
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Old 12-09-2004, 04:44 PM   #8
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I wouldn't recommend getting 2.2L heads. It doesn't matter how much boost you run, you can run 30psi, and not make power due to the restriction of airflow from the heads.
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Old 12-10-2004, 04:33 PM   #9
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Custom copper gaskets have been said to not seal as well, and I'm not sure if cometic makes a gasket for 1.8L heads, but people have had good luck with them so I'd go cometic if it's possible. People have also had good luck with boost and the newer generation metal layer subaru gaskets (again, not sure if they have these for 1.8L heads).

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