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VW exhaust gaskets for 2.8? by scott0999
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I've been told you can use 1966 VW "Type 1" exhaust gaskets on the 2.8

I have no idea what the type 1 is, and advance auto doesnt seem to know either. heres what comes up:

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Report this Post01-15-2011 02:31 PM Click Here to See the Profile for golden dragonClick Here to Email golden dragonSend a Private Message to golden dragonDirect Link to This Post
The Type1 is the Beetle, ya know the original one with engine in back, not those crappy ones you see everywhere...lol
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Is there a reason why you don't want to use Fiero 2.8 exhaust gaskets?
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Originally posted by scott0999:

I've been told you can use 1966 VW "Type 1" exhaust gaskets on the 2.8

I have no idea what the type 1 is, and advance auto doesnt seem to know either. heres what comes up:






Type-1 refers to a few different things.

Generally the VW Beetle is referred to as the "Type-1" while the "Type-2" refers to the VW Bus.

That said... the VW Bus from 68-71 comes with the "Type-1" motor, and then from 72-79 has the "Type-4" motor.

I think really you can use the exhaust gaskets from any VW engine... you just have to make sure the port sizes are correct. But as far as I can tell, they're all the same.

I have a 2000cc Porsche 914 engine on my garage floor tha I'll put in my VW Bus one day (pretty much the same thing) and it's got those same exhaust gaskets.


I was kind of against using the VW gaskets for the Fiero... but after really thinking about it, I would guess it would probably really help clean up the engine bay sinceyou wouldn't have that "connector" piece going between the ports. You also really wouldn't see the gasket since it's identical to the flange face of the exhuast port on the manifold, and the engine's cyl head...

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Report this Post01-15-2011 11:23 PM Click Here to See the Profile for scott0999Click Here to Email scott0999Send a Private Message to scott0999Direct Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by Formula88:

Is there a reason why you don't want to use Fiero 2.8 exhaust gaskets?


from what I hear the VW ones are stainless and dirt cheap. I just cant seem to find them yet
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Can't take credit for this link as it's a bookmark I have from another post from here saved for my later reference: VW Exhaust Gasket Shows as a Type 2 but that was the link that was posted here in another post.

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Hm.... Lets see -- A VW (beetle) engine has 2 cylinders on each side. A Fiero V6 has 3 on each side. Unless we're talking about the duke, which has 4 on one side. Maybe 2 VW gaskets would fit on that, but I doubt it.
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Report this Post01-16-2011 01:17 PM Click Here to See the Profile for scott0999Click Here to Email scott0999Send a Private Message to scott0999Direct Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by TopNotch:

Hm.... Lets see -- A VW (beetle) engine has 2 cylinders on each side. A Fiero V6 has 3 on each side. Unless we're talking about the duke, which has 4 on one side. Maybe 2 VW gaskets would fit on that, but I doubt it.


their individual gaskets for each cyl
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1963 Volkswagen Type 2 Exhaust Gasket. $1.02 each

http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum2/HTML/111553.html
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Report this Post01-18-2011 02:59 AM Click Here to See the Profile for scott0999Click Here to Email scott0999Send a Private Message to scott0999Direct Link to This Post
did some more searching (mostly for cheaper shipping), came up with this

http://www.rockauto.com/cat...=FR31-0396098-210417
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Report this Post01-18-2011 03:45 AM Click Here to See the Profile for John MillerClick Here to Email John MillerSend a Private Message to John MillerDirect Link to This Post
I called Advance Auto and was quoted $31 and change for a set of felpro exhaust gaskets. This was a warehouse part only, which means a 2 day wait. I reused the existing gastet with a generous amount of smutz. If they fail I will be replacing them with the VW option.
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Report this Post01-20-2011 03:20 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Torch-Red87Click Here to visit Torch-Red87's HomePageClick Here to Email Torch-Red87Send a Private Message to Torch-Red87Direct Link to This Post
I use only the VW parts gaskets and it fits perfect and is 1000 times better then the stuff from other suppliers .
I recommend this gasket as to go for if you rebuild a engine or replace a header.

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My father installed these on his newly rebuilt 2.8 with Rodney's stud kit for the headers..

The two piece steel gasket with the rolled center seam makes for a very tight seal that can't burn out like the fiber/metal gaskets that normally go in.
Plus, it does clean the engine up considerably.
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I used the VW gaskets on my 2.8 last winter when I did the broken exhaust stud job. Paid a dollar each. Real easy to change if one fails. No leaks so far.

Spoon

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Originally posted by Spoon:

I used the VW gaskets on my 2.8 last winter when I did the broken exhaust stud job. Paid a dollar each. Real easy to change if one fails. No leaks so far.

Spoon



Does it matter if you get them from Rock Auto or another "quality" aftermarket vendor vs. VW dealer parts?
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Report this Post01-21-2011 01:10 AM Click Here to See the Profile for scott0999Click Here to Email scott0999Send a Private Message to scott0999Direct Link to This Post
the ones I got from rockauto for 17c each arent stainless. but I didnt care, I dont plan on running the 2.8 for long

only reason I bought them is I have to re-weld the manifold, it cracked. so I needed new gaskets.. didnt want to pay $27 or whatever.. when I didnt plan on using them long
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