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Olsons Gaskets: which kind of head gasket to use?

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combinekid

01-01-2010 12:41:34




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I was wondering which type of head gasket is best to use on my LA tractor? Olsons Gaskets gives me two options. I can either get a NOS gasket which is to origional sandwitch type with metal on both sides and a fiber material in the middle. Or I can get a more modern one that Olsons makes out of a material that looks just like the same gasket material that they use for their other gaskets such as the upper radiator to head elbow the exahast manifold gaskets etc.
Just wondering if any of you guys out there have tried these new replacement head gaskets and curious what you thought about them? I ordered one and have it but not sure I like it. It has no metal around the fire rings or anywere on it. Thanks for the help.

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combinekid

01-03-2010 17:37:16




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 Re: Olsons Gaskets: which kind of head gasket to use? in reply to combinekid, 01-01-2010 12:41:34  
Thanks for all the responses guys. I would agree that that having a fire ring is a good thing. I had the time last week to work on the tractor and I only had a no fire ring gasket so I decided to go ahead and give it a try. I will not be working the tractor much so hopefully I'll get along ok. Thanks for the offer on the oem gasket Don L. I have got several things from you and all has been great! If and when I do need one I'll be calling you. Thanks again for the input everybody!

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Bruce Reimer

01-02-2010 23:18:23




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 Re: Olsons Gaskets: which kind of head gasket to use? in reply to combinekid, 01-01-2010 12:41:34  
I agree with the guys that say to get one with a fire ring. If you only idle around you might get by but if you ever want to use it to pull properly I'd be afraid of it not holding in the fire. Bruce



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mEl

01-02-2010 05:21:08




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 Re: Olsons Gaskets: which kind of head gasket to use? in reply to atlarge54, 01-01-2010 12:41:34  
I'm not impressed with the no fire ring gasket, DonL's price sounds good to me for what you need. Lubbocks attempts at building me gaskets for a 4 5/8 bore DC were nothing short of tragic. Do yourself a favor and get OEM for a stock engine. mEl



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Don L.

01-02-2010 03:31:43




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 Re: Olsons Gaskets: which kind of head gasket to use? in reply to combinekid, 01-01-2010 12:41:34  
I sell the oem style for $105.00, could send it monday, in stock. Manifold gaskets are $35.00 and a valve cover for around $30.00
Don L.



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OlMack

01-01-2010 15:25:26




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 Re: Olsons Gaskets: which kind of head gasket to use? in reply to combinekid, 01-01-2010 12:41:34  
Have one on my Ollie 99 that had a 1/16" off of the head. Been pulling and plowing with it two years now and have had no problems yet.Olsons didn't have a normal gasket for my application. They also told me not to get the head babybutt smooth...said to leave some machine marks on the head.



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dboll

01-01-2010 15:16:53




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 Re: Olsons Gaskets: which kind of head gasket to use? in reply to combinekid, 01-01-2010 12:41:34  
get the oem one, a head gasket needs a fire ring of some kind,Olson doesn't have a real great reputation among collectors that I have talked to and my only experience with Lubbock wasn't a positive one either



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