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    genuine or aftermarket head-gasket?

    i need to get a new head gasket for my car which is a VTI eg with a B16A in it but I dont know which was better out of a genuine one or aftermarket one.

    suggestions please
    Last edited by hurted; 03-03-2010 at 02:42 PM.

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    I'd be interested in any info you find on after market ones, everyone overseas seems to use them (I'm guessing due to cost, although I don't consider them to be overly hexxy for normally a one off service item during ownership)

    you're car is basically stock or has it had any major upgrades?
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    The guys in the US remove the 2 outer layers on a 3 layer metal gasket and just use the middle layer BUT -

    'Transzex',a VERY respected Honda dude on d-series.org said:

    'Just use an OEM headgasket,it's not worth the risk for a .1 bump in compression'

    OEM ftw.

    U can have a little bit shaved off the head if U want to bump up compression a bit.

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    thanks for the suggestion guys.

    'you're car is basically stock or has it had any major upgrades?'

    nothing major.

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