well i had no clue this cooler was going to come about. i just took it home to see if it by chance would fit with little to no modification, and I was right about it being an easy things to install and remove based on seasons or if the water temp gauge says the temp is good. my car will see some DD activities to be able to enjoy the car and stretch it's legs so to speak...You made a huge step forward in the engine bay 🆙. That cooler looks like you want to drive DD too? What comes next into the bay?
I would say the HG is all good brother. Run that sh!tHere are the images of the head gasket I scored from ebay. It came hella fast. What do you guys think of the condition? The seal was broken and one side made contact with cardboard. I am not trying to say anything just giving the best possible description of how the gasket was shipped stored etc.
Does everything look OK to you all? @KBuilt @LotusElise @Lotus @Bjorn . Thank You in advance for looking at these photos and conforming the head gasket looks good to go on this side. Again thank you to anyone that offers advice from this website.
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I am assuming that "brown hatching" is typical and in fact is a type of sealing method that helps it seal on the 1st heat cycle. I googled images of both sides of this head gasket and found two images that showed this coloring was typical. The image could not be zoomed in as good as my images though. I think I am good, still wanted to ask