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best head gasket

Post by rgh1835 » Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:03 pm

about to replace head gasket on 06 s40. what is the best,most reliable one to use?



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Re: best head gasket

Post by RickHaleParker » Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:10 am

My vote is Fel-Pro.


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Re: best head gasket

Post by rgh1835 » Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:48 pm

thanks rick, any others?



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Re: best head gasket

Post by Cees Klumper » Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:52 pm

Volvo's own?



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Re: best head gasket

Post by precopster » Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:12 pm

I've purchased head gasket kits for Volvo probably about 5 times from EBay UK seller shirley9293. Nothing wrong with them. Cars I installed them to are still running after many years.


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Re: best head gasket

Post by RickHaleParker » Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:56 pm

rgh1835 wrote:
Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:48 pm
thanks rick, any others?
There is only one best one. Are you looking for the best one or a list of top brands?


Platform: P80 1998 C70, B5234T3, AW50-42, Bosch Motronic 4.4, Special Edition package, Plant: Uddevalla Sweden.

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Re: best head gasket

Post by rgh1835 » Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:53 am

thanks for all responses. i was asking for the best gasket for a field repair. i understand volvo uses several different sources. rick not to argue, but other people might not agree. i like fel-pro just fine,but not blind to other brands.



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