|Jason S. said: Oh yeah. I keep forgetting that they changed that on the Z134 where as the Z120 and Z129 used the thrust washers and shims. Whatever you do don't let anyone sell you Tisco gaskets. Cheap quality and fit horrible. Some dealers stock those instead of Agco gaskets.|
Yeah, the quality of many aftermarket parts is often hit and miss. It seems that parts made in Turkey or China are usually crap and India is so so. Parts made in the U.S.A. (impossible to find) or in the U.K. are usually the best.
Regarding the bumper spring, the way it was bent leads me to believe that a previous owner had turned the bumper screw in as far as it would go. The spring had an upward curved shape to it, with the mid point of the spring being higher than either end. Getting it straightened out required patience and a bit of ingenuity but it seems to be ok now. After I get the new timing cover gasket I'll do a dry test fit to be sure the bumper spring is ok before I install the timing cover permanantly using gasket sealer. This post was edited by DS43812 at 18:28:33 08/11/13 3 times.