Dumb head gasket question (Fel-Pro)
Which side up? Head gaskets usually have some kind of marking, i.e. "this side up"
Does the side with the Fel-Pro brand name go up? The last set was marked, and it was the side with the metal section between the cylinders.
Told you it was a dumb question!
03-09-2009 07:59 PM
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Normally if there is no marking, the side with the Fel-Pro name goes up. I've been a mechanic for some 8yrs and this is also how I make my living. Thats what I normally do, just stick the gasket makers name up and slap'er back together. Just make sure all the holes line up too.
Thanks, Gary. I wonder if it really matters?
Originally Posted by gsEnterpries
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I don't think it does, it's just one of those things that I've done over the years.
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Yea my new set is the same way. No markings. I was planning to put the branded side up.
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I'm no pro, but I concur, lol.
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Originally Posted by Jay Leno
Lots more dumb questions to come, as I'm finishing a job someone else started. All the sensors have been unplugged from the motor and everything else under the hood and I have no idea where they go, but I'll cross that bridge as soon as I get the motor back together.
Once its all together, most all of the sensors only reach to where they are supposed to go and they all have different connectors... Its pretty easy just takes some time.
Originally Posted by SteveInMs
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I put the logo up too on mine but have yet to start it.