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Preferences? Copper or Teflon?
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Either but 1982 up.
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I like copper because they conduct the heat between the head and cylinder.

Composition gaskets would insulate the two.
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I like copper because they conduct the heat between the head and cylinder.

Composition gaskets would insulate the two.
+1......... never really gave that much thought ?? until you mentioned it and I agree.
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I prefer copper. Had a number of the blue Yeflon's blow on me. Might not have been their hault but I just stick to copper now.
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I am going with the copper. My motor guys said he sprays them for extra
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So if your going with copper do you anneal are not?
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What do you mean anneal?
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So if your going with copper do you anneal are not?
I don't think it would be needed on new gaskets.
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I have made oil plug washers out of sheet copper, no annealing was necessary.
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