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Old 05-03-2011   #1
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Ebay head gasket kit

Hi all,
I have a 2000 Barva 1.2 16v, and need to do the head gasket. Thats no problem, but want to check if anyone has used the head gasket sets on ebay, around 25?
Being a former Rover guy, where the K series engine is VERY particular to the type of gasket, I thought I would check with you experienced Fiat guys as to whether these cheap sets are okay.
Also, are the head bolts required?

At 25 sounds too good to be true...and in life, if it sounds too good to be true.....it usually is....

Many thanks.
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Re: Ebay head gasket kit

ive used them never had any short term troubles. only two sets ive used on the 1242 16v engine were within the last year, no problems as yet.
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Re: Ebay head gasket kit

In my local motor factors (local this time) a hg kit for my 1.2 Punto (same engine) including bolts was 22 all in. The hg itself is fine but the extention gasket is very iffy, letting oil down the plug bores. Be weary

Also you'll need an M9 ribe for the head bolts
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Hi, thanks for the answers. I will see what price the local factors are before going down the ebay route, saves on postage if nothing else...
The tools I have fortunately, but was just short on the specific fiat experience.
Thanks again.
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