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MLS Gasket for 1985 VW 1.6 L Turbo

February 6, 2010

Some time ago a customer contacted us to manufacture a multi-layer steel (MLS) head gasket for his VW 1.6 L Turbo engine with a mechanical head. MLS gaskets for this model are apparently not available from the larger manufacturers, so he turned to Gaskets-To-Go for help since we can usually manufacture MLS  gaskets in quantities of one or more. This particular gasket needed to be 1.6mm thick. As you can see from the image, the outer steel layers are embossed and coated, while inside are several more flat layers. MLS gaskets are usually bullet proof provide that the sealing surfaces are smooth and true to 50 RA. They go on dry, and no receiver rings should be used.

To make the gasket the customer sent us an old one off his car. He was very happy with the results and must have let his friends know because over the past two years we continue to receive orders for these from time to time.

If you need an MLS gasket and cannot find one off the shelf from one of the larger dealers like Cometic please contact us. All we need is an image and L x W and thickness dimensions in order to provide you with a quotation.

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