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Mr Gasket 260

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Mr Gasket 260

Post #1 by jrotten67 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:33 pm

This is the intake/exhaust gasket for a 4.9. I ordered one of these off Amazon and it came in 2 pieces. Is this correct? In every picture I see this is a 1 piece gasket.

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Re: Mr Gasket 260

Post #2 by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER » Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:46 pm

The 260 is a "one piece gasket". BUT - to make the packaging easier and less vulnerable to damage Mr.G scores it and bends it around the score line folding it in two before it is vacuum sealed. I have noticed that they tend to harden up and get brittle over time so it is possible at some point the gasket broke apart at the score line. No worries, it will still work OK. It might be a good idea to soak it in water 24 hours before you install it to make it a little more supple. Good luck
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Re: Mr Gasket 260

Post #3 by jason832 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:56 pm

Every one I've bought were in two pieces. One just goes beside the other, make sure they don't overlap when installing.

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Post #4 by jrotten67 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:59 pm

It sure didn't break at the fold. It is shrink wrapped, but there are no numbers or identification on the package.
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Post #5 by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER » Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:30 pm

It looks like they are now made in two pieces. My NOS pieces are scored and folded.
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Re: Mr Gasket 260

Post #6 by arse_sidewards » Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:01 am

If running EFI exhaust manifolds I'd skip the exhaust gasket (i.e. buy the intake only gasket), ghetto surface the manifolds and run RTV. Way less chance of cracking intake tabs and seals pretty damn well.
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Re: Mr Gasket 260

Post #7 by HotrodMerc » Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:29 am

There is no reason why the two piece would not work. There are much better gaskets out there, however. I would return it and grab something from Mahle or Fel-Pro. The price difference would be marginal.

If you go the RTV route, make sure its the copper ultra or equivalent.

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Re: Mr Gasket 260

Post #8 by jrotten67 » Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:56 pm

To be honest I only chose the Mr Gasket because of the opinions I read on here. The Felpro is about 1/2 the price of the Mr Gasket at A Zone. The truck has a Hedman Hedder on it at the moment and I will probably stick with that. I have been driving the truck for about 2.5 years an have had no exhaust leaks. Am gathering parts to TBI it in the spring. Have a Offy 5886? manifold and most of the TBI parts I will need. Did this mod to my 78CJ5 and it runs really well. Being in Ohio it greatly reduced the cold start/drive away issues of the carb.

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