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Payen AF 880 orientation

PostPost by: madmaxsiegl » Mon Jan 18, 2021 3:42 pm

Hello,

I have a Payen AF880 head gasket. Which side goes up? The only way it would fit is copper up and I am not sure if that is correct.

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PostPost by: promotor » Mon Jan 18, 2021 3:48 pm

You can't fit the head gasket the wrong way round - the holes etc will be in the wrong place if you do. But to answer your question, the copper side faces the cylinder head face.
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PostPost by: nmauduit » Mon Jan 18, 2021 4:15 pm

if it's designed for a crossflow rather than a Lotus Twin Cam, I'd be very cautious to save on that, double checking oil and water passageways etc (read : I would install a proper head gasket)...

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PostPost by: madmaxsiegl » Mon Jan 18, 2021 4:44 pm

Thanks for the responses.

This is the head gasket. As said before, copper side up is the only way it fits. So, technically it is the correct one it seems.

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Max
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Mon Jan 18, 2021 4:56 pm

Might be worth double checking the small water flow holes and the oilway location....they may need a little fettling..

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