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I like Knoxville. My partner has family in Tellico/Loudon.


Shipped a Porsche out there a few months back and crossed America in it. Mulling over doing it again in the Turbo R. :nerd
 

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A friend of mine that restores high end Ferrari suggested that a company in Ohio-Cometic Gasket Company might be a source, so I e-mailed them a query about making some. I will advise their response.

Cheers!

Larry Benson
 

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A friend of mine that restores high end Ferrari suggested that a company in Ohio-Cometic Gasket Company might be a source, so I e-mailed them a query about making some. I will advise their response.

Cheers!

Larry Benson

Thank you!
Your neighbors across the lake are coming over to London late November. Would be great to have it back on the road by then. Otherwise four people, their luggage, and one dog will all be crammed in an Abarth 500.
 

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A small update on this. I spoke to Starman’s yesterday who is next door to Flying Spares. FS have got a one on test in a car, a redeveloped item, not from the Bentley. MLS with copper rings. I’m hopeful the set he has ordered for me will be available without too much of a wait.

I did investigate using the later Arnage MLS gasket, apparently one of the other specialists have fitted a couple, one a success, another on an earlier car not. No idea why, possibly the condition of the block.


Last week I also emailed Bentley asking them to shed some light on when a new item will be available, and if they could offer some comment on the materials used and design improvement. As yet no reply but hopefully they will come back.
 

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I am not sure but Robison in new england of the USA, has I believe used the Arnage gaskets on turbo R, even before there was any shortage of gaskets. He has a website and has articles on the subject of turbo R and why the gaskets fail and what to do about it. (how to fix it up in your own shop, or write a cheque for $30,000 and then pray).
 

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John Robison is the RROC technical editor. He is highly intelligent with RR/B marques and others. He has state of the art shops on the old RR Springfield site and I have visited him a few times and enjoyed our discussions when we were in the Rock n" Roll field. He is very familiar with the gasket issue which is now a disaster due to lack of a quality gasket.
 

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Tyinsky: let us know how you get on as I am interested in this as my engine is currently in bits and was thinking about ordering them soon! I think I will go for MLS....
 

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PM's you Andy. The new (redesigned/MLS with copper rings) gaskets are a must if you are rebuilding the engine. It is a massive issue on these cars, in my opinion one which contributes to keeping the price of the cars low as well as making them a worry to use (same thing I guess).



P&A Wood and Flying Spares are both saying they have a batch due imminently.
 

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Got the same mail and watched the video with Ronnie. Ronnie is one of the best indies in California and is the club's technical guy out there. He has many Youtube vids that are helpful for RR owners.
Hopefully the gaskets hold up.
 

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Got the same mail and watched the video with Ronnie. Ronnie is one of the best indies in California and is the club's technical guy out there. He has many Youtube vids that are helpful for RR owners.
Hopefully the gaskets hold up.
Do you have a link? Would like to see 😊👍
 

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Jake, that link is just to the old type head gasket back in stock. Why do you want to fit a gasket designed years ago for a much lower non turbo engine when there is one already designed by VW for the same engine with turbo and much more horsepower. It would be my guess that VW have much greater ability to spend on engineering and development than RR/B ever had. Or is it just petty bickering by RR/B still thinking theirs is a better design?
 

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Jake, that link is just to the old type head gasket back in stock. Why do you want to fit a gasket designed years ago for a much lower non turbo engine when there is one already designed by VW for the same engine with turbo and much more horsepower. It would be my guess that VW have much greater ability to spend on engineering and development than RR/B ever had. Or is it just petty bickering by RR/B still thinking theirs is a better design?
Hello John.

I do not want any head gaskets for my car. The only reason for posting was Introcars explanation for the lack of gaskets and what had been checked before they started stocking them again.
Be honest, cannot see what they were up to as they said that none of there gaskets were faulty!

Jake.
 
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