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Old February 8th, 2016, 10:42 PM
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Head gasket damaged in shipping

1989 2.5L Petrol 2 door 110, ex-mil

Blew the head gasket on my 110 that is also my daily driver, waited over a week and paid 80 for the parts to be shipped, they show up damaged. IMO they are unusable, what do you guys think? I need to get her back on the road asap.
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Old February 8th, 2016, 10:43 PM
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Still only letting me upload one photo per post...
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Old February 8th, 2016, 10:43 PM
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Paddock?

Click go advanced and you'll be able to load multiple photos.
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Old February 8th, 2016, 10:45 PM
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Paddock?
Yup...
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Old February 8th, 2016, 10:46 PM
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Pic of actual gasket?

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I'm getting to it lol
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Old February 8th, 2016, 10:47 PM
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Old February 8th, 2016, 10:49 PM
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Old February 8th, 2016, 10:50 PM
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No Bueno. Would not use that.
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Old February 8th, 2016, 10:50 PM
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I guess it's harder to see on the photo, but the whole gasket is warped and in a few spots (where other parts were set onto it) there's creases and damage to the gasket. One friend said that when the cylinder heat is torqued into place, the gasket would be flattened again, but I don't want to risk having to tear the whole motor down again
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Old February 8th, 2016, 10:51 PM
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I never get anything from Paddock that isn't damaged.
They are really bad at packing.
Would pack glass lenses inside a spare tire carrier if the opportunity presented itself.

If you paid with paypal file a claim, otherwise lip service is all you'll get.
Dingocroft will pack with common sense and use lots of packing material to protect the goods.
Dingocroft will even place stiff cardboard or metal on each side of a gasket to protect it.
Paddock will put the gasket on the bottom and lay stuff on top that will do damage before the box leaves their building.
I have often thought that the people in the Paddock shipping department are mentally challenged.
I just got an exhaust manifold that crushed a 300TDI head gasket, so now am done with Paddock and will order from Dingocroft in the future.
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Old February 8th, 2016, 11:18 PM
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Ummmm. Just order from a US supplier. It is not expensive. Same as a 2.25P, ERC6380

NOS Genuine, $40: Engine/Gearbox/T-Case - Pangolin 4x4: THE Leafsprung Resource

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HEAD GASKET 2.25/2.5L 4 CYL PETROL , ERC6380, RNC969, PLC969 - Rovers North - Classic Land Rover Parts
Gasket - Cylinder Head - 2.25 Gas (5629 Same Fit As Part # ERC6380 ) - Land Rover gaskets and seals from Atlantic British
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Old February 8th, 2016, 11:25 PM
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Uuuugh I was so excited to get my car back in the road
Especially since the whole gasket KIT was only around $10
The gaskets in the US are all $40-50 just for the head gasket
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Old February 8th, 2016, 11:30 PM
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The gaskets in the US are all $40-50 just for the head gasket
The $40 gasket above is a real gasket, in Oregon..... The thing you bought is junk. Always use an OEM head gasket... Don't buy aftermarket, mystery brand engine internal parts.
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Old February 8th, 2016, 11:33 PM
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If buying engine parts from the UK, use Turner Engineering. They will only sell proven and tested parts.

2.5 petrol engine parts, cylinder head, pistons, bearings etc
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That sucks. Sorry mate. Out of curiosity, does victor reinz not make an MLS head gasket for this engine? Even the genuine gasket looks pretty weak
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That sucks. Sorry mate. Out of curiosity, does victor reinz not make an MLS head gasket for this engine? Even the genuine gasket looks pretty weak
Never heard of it, googling now lol

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The $40 gasket above is a real gasket, in Oregon..... The thing you bought is junk. Always use an OEM head gasket... Don't buy aftermarket, mystery brand engine internal parts.
Going with the OEM gasket from Pangolin4x4 and I'm just going to keep the old gasket and use the others as I will still need the intake/exhaust/valve cover gaskets for the rebuild. Should be here tomorrow with overnight shipping for under $80

Great customer service so far by the way!
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Uh, it was of dubious value even before it got smushed. #shitpart
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Rovahfarm has 3 price/quality range choices with genuine being @ $22.
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