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    POWER GASKET... ANYONE

    TRYED ONE OF THESE, DO THEY WORK ???

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    Re: POWER GASKET... ANYONE

    Are those the ones that insulate the intake manifold from the head in order to help reduce charge temp?? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]

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    Re: POWER GASKET... ANYONE

    I've heard they are good for 50bhp and 80lbft of torque [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh_roll.gif[/img]

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    Re: POWER GASKET... ANYONE

    Nah Dude, only half that [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

    Seriously though, the insulated gaskets (if indeed this is what Matt was reffering to) supposedly help keep temps down, but mainly at idle. I think a search for Phenolic Spacers should call up something [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]

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    Re: POWER GASKET... ANYONE

    Yeah DRILL thats what im talking about, may try it as there on special offer at awesome for 35...
    see attachment.

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    Re: POWER GASKET... ANYONE

    Hmm, haven't got one myself, but I HAVE considered it. I read somewhere that it kept the intake cool enough that you could hold it after a good run [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img] Which, I wouldn't even TRY currently [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/burningmad.gif[/img]

    I'll look around and see if I can find that review [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]

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    Re: POWER GASKET... ANYONE

    OK dude, take a look Here and Here. There's also a thread in the Tech Forum Here.

    Looks like the PowerGasket is NOT a true Phenolic spacer, but might be better, as it isn't as thick, so it doesn't offset the injectors as much. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]

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    Re: POWER GASKET... ANYONE

    Any notable performance agins on An a3 tq? Mines alraedy at awesome on friday for a remap, could get that at the same time ?

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    Re: POWER GASKET... ANYONE

    Have a word with jim when you get there, he bound to have tryed it on one of his cars.... i would have thought [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]

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    Re: POWER GASKET... ANYONE

    Sorry, I'm completely non-mechanical. Can you tell me more?

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    Re: POWER GASKET... ANYONE

    I have one almost a month now, but have not yet got the change to try it. It is not that difficult to fit but i wonder if i will feel any difference.

    Will post soon, when i fit it & have some logs with Vag-com.

    Nikos.

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    Re: POWER GASKET... ANYONE

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    dbm said:
    Sorry, I'm completely non-mechanical. Can you tell me more?

    Dan

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    I THINK excursion is reffering to an Air Charge Temp gauge, right? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]

    All that does dbm, is tell you what temp the incoming air is, in this case, so you'd be able to more easily see how much of a difference this gasket makes on intake temp.

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    Re: POWER GASKET... ANYONE

    Thanks for the explanation!

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    Re: POWER GASKET... ANYONE

    As Drill said [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] You can pick up a cheap gauge for about 10 from Maplins, it's interesting to experiment with them!

 

 

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