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Fel pro - 1094 steel shim head gasket.

How do you guys install these, dry or with somekind of sealant on them ?
Engine is sbc with aluminum heads.

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I have used cheap-o aluminum paint on both sides for over forty years.. Install wet and check torque after a few heat cycles..No failures. But, I wouldn't use them with aluminum heads. They will Brinnel the surface of aluminum heads..
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Hello Bob. This particular gasket is rubber coated, that's why i'm wondering if it should be installed dry or not

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/FEL-1094/

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I wondered why I didn't recognize the part no.. I haven't used that particular gasket.. Because of the coating. Install dry.
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I hope the heads are new, or if they're used I hope they've been milled. Real thin head gaskets are great for a tiny compression ratio gain and at getting the quench distance set correct, but they are unforgiving if the surface is slightly warped. As if it is, you'll be removing the heads again in short order.
This is why the standard fel pro and other gaskets are .041 thickness, they compensate for warpness up to .002.
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Those are always installed dry on clean surfaces. Some people run away from them with aluminum heads and other use them with no problems. I've used them with iron heads with no problems. I may use them with aluminum heads in the future.
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