Friday, March 23, 2012

Why use Metal Cylinder Head Gasket for RB26DET

There are people looking for Nissan Skyline RB26DETT metal type of cylinder head gasket, curiosity made me go to find the parts and asking for the pricing.

As we found that even the OEM parts from Nissan, the cylinder head gasket for this Nissan RB26DETT is the graphite type of material, and looking at the pricing, one metal cylinder head gasket for RB26DETT can be 2 times higher than the Overhaul Set Gasket which with the graphite material (The set which is Japan parts).

So why still need to change to the metal cylinder head gasket? It's seem RB26DETT also have few version, the normal RB26DETT, RB26DETT N1 version and the RB26DETT Z2 version.

And for RB26DETT Z2, this is the engine used in the Nissan Skyline GT-R Z-Tune. It uses the stronger RB26 N-1 block, modified with NISMO parts, bored and stroked to 2.8 L (87.0 x 77.7 mm). The end result was the RB28Z2, which produces 510 bhp (368 kW) and 540 N·m of torque.

Hmmm.... it said modified with NISMO parts, is it mean originally only this RB26DETT Z2 parts is modified and the metal cylinder head gasket is use for this model, but may be some who just want to change the metal cylinder head gasket no matter what RB26DETT they are using.

1 comment:

JerryK said...

It's important to have good head gasket repair too, in case it breaks. You can save a lot of money that way. I always fix my head gasket until, I absolutely cannot repair it anymore, THEN I buy a new one.