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Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
Ok so its that time when im doing all the little stuff to get my newly boosted rsx back on the road. Im making sure there is no leaks in my boosted motor and im in the process of getting new gaskets. I have had a hondata intake manifold gasket for the last year and have reused it on many projects with my rsx including a intake manifold install, head swap, and recently a complete motor build. now im doing the turbo and my tuner says to go back to a stock intake manifold gasket to prevent leaks under 25lbs of boost. I have read many good reviews on the hondata gasket and its hard for me to buy the oem with all the positive info out there on this gasket.
so... I need suggestions for the right gasket to use this time around. Im throwing away my old im gasket cause it has done its job imo and going all new on this turbo build. should I go OEM gasket or hondata gasket.
lmk which one you used for your build and how it worked preventing leaks ect.
I appreciate the feedback in advanced ClubRSX!!!!!:thumbsup:
 
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I've had it for 2+ years now. Scroll farther down and you will see the K20 one. What do you need to specifically know?
 

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Ok i should have looked closer lol
I need A real tight seal for the boost pressure of 25lbs. My tuner just told me to get oem cause its metal and should hold tighter under boost. I just know people stand by hondata gaskets real well and was curious to how it holds up under boost. My tuner says it will be better to have the metal instead of the thick plastic in this case.
 
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I agree with your tuner. The phenolic gaskets seal as well as metal, by the way. It is the thin plastic ones that can be problematic.
 

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Thanks for the reply. I totally trust my tuner, he is a good friend of mine. I just wanted to fully understand this gasket situation. I hope the oem metal gasket works. I'll post results soon
 

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Wierd. The 3 ive done were like the trottle body gasket. Maybe the 3 ive done have had starters replaced or something. A k20z3, k24a2, and k20a2.
 

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ok so here is the deal. used the OEM Felpro gasket and Im boosting 20lbs and is holding fine!!!
BUT this is what I found to be better....... I got the Skunk2 pro series im and the oem rsx gasket only covers the 4 inlet holes not the 2 small holes on the side... so I used some hondabond to make the part of the gasket I needed to fix the water leak it caused. let the bond seal over night and it worked!!. The best gasket for me in this case would be the one for the 06 civic si cause the gasket covers the entire Intake manifold area and I would therefore not have to use the bond around the coolant areas. Hope this makes since!!! lol

Still the Car runs great and had no leaks and boosting like a BOSS!!
In the future I will get the 06 civic si gasket instead so I will have a full metal gasket that I truly need.
 

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UPDATE: Had to replace alternator after it just went out all of a sudden. Ordered the 06 civic si gasket and tried it today. Turns out the si gasket wont work with the k20a2 head but will work with the skunk2 intake mani. So....i used the oem rsx type-s gasket AGAIN with the hondabond.
So.... I was wrong about the si gasket on the a2 head. Im still trying to find a gasket that will work with my setup. Lmk what you can find. Thanks
 
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Honestly, I would've hacked the water fitting off that Skunk manifold a long time ago. Just something else to have to worry about leaking, etc.
 

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Hacking it off just wont work in my opinion. It seals fine with the Honda bond but is a pain in the ass to let sit overnight when im ready to drive today lol. I'm just surprised the gasket makers have failed to realize this simple issue.
 

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Honestly, I would've hacked the water fitting off that Skunk manifold a long time ago. Just something else to have to worry about leaking, etc.
Plus, i just don't understand how that will work. My a2 head needs coolant and that's the only way to get it to the head. If i hack it off it will destroy a $500 manifold and restrict coolant from the head.not good!
 

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It is a K20a2 head on a built a3 bottom block. My car Originally is a base. That's why i don't understand what your saying.
 
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