HELP want uprated headgasket and head bolts

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HELP want uprated headgasket and head bolts

Post by clio 480 turbo » Tue May 20, 2008 6:43 pm

hi all, does any body know a company that can supply me with a uprated headgasket and head bolts, as i,m rebuilding my 480 turbo enging in my clio and will be pushing out close to 200bhp. :D
contact numbers or website will be great.

THANKS :eek:

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Post by clio turbo » Tue May 20, 2008 7:00 pm

from wot i read on hear standed items are good for that power
less is more!!!

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Post by clio 480 turbo » Tue May 20, 2008 9:47 pm

dealer parts or cheap pattern parts, would prefer to pay the extra and get the best stuff.
thanks

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Post by clio turbo » Tue May 20, 2008 10:03 pm

dealer part mate
less is more!!!

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Post by lee » Thu May 22, 2008 9:02 pm

standard bolts and gaskets are fine for the small amount of power you are hoping to run. 230bhp has been acheived with stock items
hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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Post by rpruen » Sat May 31, 2008 8:44 pm

I agree, Volvo genuine parts will be no problem.

I have literaly knocked the pistons out of an engine or two while testing, and the headgasket always held. Standard bolts are more than good enough.

For my mad, near 400 bhp project I used a standard head gasket, so I can't see you having any issues.

Cheap aftermarket stuff would not be a smart move.

The only headgasket failures I have seen are with cooked engines. More to do with warped head and block, than the actual gasket or bolts. Even so spending 8 hours lapping the block flat, and 8 hours on the head, the engine then went on to make 200+ bhp without problems.

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