We have been developing custom head gaskets for our clients for nearly 30 years, with our experiences and happy customer feedbacks, we would like to share with you some important process.
There are 2 ways to start your custom gasket project with us,
- Provide a gasket drawing.
- Send a sample to us.
In this article, we will briefly show you how we make MLS custom head gasket and how we determine the right materials, each step is crucial. Typically, it will take 7 to 8 weeks to complete a custom gasket.
In this case, we have an actual head gasket sent over for development.
Project: MLS Cylinder Head Gasket
On point 1, Multi-Layered steel:
This gasket is an MLS gasket, and the steel types are not specified, before determining which metal types we are going to use, we will test and exam each layer of the metal and choose the most suitable type to match the steel features (hardness, thickness, and other chemical features) we conclude from the tests.
On point 2, Rubber type:
Same as the steel, we sample a piece of rubber from the gasket and analyzed the compound of the rubber to determine the type. Consider where the cylinder head gasket is placed, 90% of the times the rubber will be FKM rubber. FKM can endure the heat, chemical oil, and gases. We also have a very clean shape of the rubber parts after bonding onto the gasket without any excess rubber on the surface or burrs on the edge.
On point 3, Gasket Fitment:
we use CNC machine to form details, like water and oil holes, on the mould, this can ensure the dimension of gasket is exactly match to the original gasket, the bore size after installing the fire ring is also precisely measured. We make sure every angle and dimension of the gasket are within the tolerance and it has the best fitment when installing on the engine cylinder head.
Same method will apply to other types of MLS gaskets such as exhaust manifold gaskets, turbocharger gaskets or EGR gaskets. If you are looking to establish your own gasket brand and need a gasket manufacturer that is experienced and trustworthy, we are your top choice, contact us anytime for details of your custom head gaskets.