gasket help

Discussion in '2-Stroke Engines' started by masterx1234, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. masterx1234

    masterx1234 Member

    will rubber cellulose make a good head gasket for my 50cc bgf motor? the guy at the hardware store said it would work good, what are your guys thoughts?

  2. Al.Fisherman

    Al.Fisherman Active Member

    I'd laugh at the rubber he recommended...NO..a head gasket needs to be metal. Aluminum or copper and recommend Copper Kote.
    If you blew out the head gasket, I'd recommend milling the head to insure it is flat. 320 or finer sandpaper on a flat sheet of glass and rub the gasket surface till all little as possible.
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2011
  3. Big Red

    Big Red Active Member

    Head gasket

    NO NO NO. Listen to Al.
    Big Red.
  4. HeadSmess

    HeadSmess Well-Known Member

    copper all da way :)

    hardware store guy = idiot. i know. i worked at one :jester:
  5. Big Red

    Big Red Active Member

    Rubber Gasket?

    hardware store guy= idiot. I know. I shop at one.
    Big Red.
  6. Al.Fisherman

    Al.Fisherman Active Member

    I myself just use the stock head gaskets. I really don't feel like making them as cheap as they are. I have had 1 stock gasket blow on me in 5 builds and that was because the head nuts wasn't torqued to specs, and the head not flat. First build and learned a lot about these kits. Most of my kits had 2 head gaskets, I use 1 and have spares.