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Mutha Jugs n Speed

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Victor Reinz gaskets.
« on: 09 December 2019, 20:12:20 »

Has anyone here used the Reinz  cam cover gaskets?,if you have... any issues with quality or longevity? :-\
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Re: Victor Reinz gaskets.
« Reply #1 on: 09 December 2019, 20:20:18 »

I have. But Ive done maybe 2k miles in the two years since so cant comment on longevity.
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Re: Victor Reinz gaskets.
« Reply #2 on: 09 December 2019, 20:30:20 »

That sort of mileage is not far short of my three cars,so maybe they might be worth a shot....all three cambelts are due early 2020 and I was just looking for a reliable alternative to VX. :y
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Re: Victor Reinz gaskets.
« Reply #3 on: 09 December 2019, 20:30:34 »

Not heared of them.

Done both my V6 and My Dad's Desmond, and used Genuine GM ones without any issues.

Prep is key, and from memory don't forget to check seating of half moon at the back as can move slightly when messing about.

Good luck.

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Re: Victor Reinz gaskets.
« Reply #4 on: 09 December 2019, 21:17:09 »

Not heared of them. .....

They were the only manufacturer of the Senator's head gasket .....
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Re: Victor Reinz gaskets.
« Reply #5 on: 09 December 2019, 21:30:24 »

I'm just looking around to see if there are any alternatives,no doubt I'll go down the usual VX dealer route if the are no reliable substitutes. :-\
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Re: Victor Reinz gaskets.
« Reply #6 on: 09 December 2019, 21:35:39 »

Not used them personally but I seem to remember that some of our continental members have and in other circles Reinz stuff is pretty highly regarded.
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Re: Victor Reinz gaskets.
« Reply #7 on: 10 December 2019, 12:14:24 »

Think you could be right on that one,BMW forums seem to like them.Will have to ask Serek what he thinks about them.
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Re: Victor Reinz gaskets.
« Reply #8 on: 10 December 2019, 12:50:34 »

As long as it doesn't Reinz oil, it'll be a Victory
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Re: Victor Reinz gaskets.
« Reply #9 on: 10 December 2019, 13:19:20 »

When I did the valve stem seals on the OHs MINI, I used Reinz over all the other brands available - and I really do not want to do that job again :y
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Re: Victor Reinz gaskets.
« Reply #10 on: 10 December 2019, 15:28:51 »

What did you think of the quality Aaron?
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Re: Victor Reinz gaskets.
« Reply #11 on: 10 December 2019, 15:51:08 »

They looked really nice to me - soft, supple rubber, fitted perfectly, and fixed the blue smoke issue she was having. I can't speak to longevity yet as they've done less than 1000 miles since fitting :) The only downside was they didn't come with a little valve-stem condom to aid fitting, so I had to make one.

Assuming their cam cover gaskets are just as good quality, I'd have no qualms using them :)
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Re: Victor Reinz gaskets.
« Reply #12 on: 10 December 2019, 17:30:26 »

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 The only downside was they didn't come with a little valve-stem condom to aid fitting, so I had to make one.

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I've not heard of one  :-\ :-\

I think I've pressed them on using a socket
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Re: Victor Reinz gaskets.
« Reply #13 on: 10 December 2019, 18:10:20 »

Thanks for the replies,will think about giving them a go....but I'll still check out the VX prices....probably gone up by 50% since the last  time ::)
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Re: Victor Reinz gaskets.
« Reply #14 on: 10 December 2019, 19:09:11 »

If my memory serves, I'm sure OOF wisdom said that Reinz were the Vx OEM suppliers?

Ron.
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