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    right i was planing to buy a PPF one but havent got around to it yet during this time ive been wondering if i should bother with it or just get a mls gasket made up this would also save me having to machining the block but possibly wouldntbe as reliable as the PPF set up.

    what do you guys think?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jon_m3
    right i was planing to buy a PPF one but havent got around to it yet during this time ive been wondering if i should bother with it or just get a mls gasket made up this would also save me having to machining the block but possibly wouldntbe as reliable as the PPF set up.

    what do you guys think?
    Hmm, its a good question Jon, because it is much easier to go the MLS gasket route.
    However I am not sure MLS do a gasket for the S50 B32, and its different to the US M3 one..

    Dont PPF do a normal multilayer gasket without the cutting rings?

    Am I correct in thinking you are fitting forged pistons? and conrods?

    Or whats the spec your going for mate?
     
     

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    sorry by mls i dont mean the company i mean the type of gasket.

    i have forged pistons and rods yes, not really building to a spec as such just want a reliable engine that will do 5/600bhp day in day out although it wont be a daily driver and ill have 3 different maps for 3 different boost levels.

    i dont know if ppf do one? but i could probably get one made up in the uk anyway.
     
     

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    anyone...............?
     
     

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    pyramid rings are definately best option, MLS style should last quite a while at moderate cylinder pressures though
     
     

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    think ill just be going with a mls type gasket for now as i think im going to buy a 996 next year.
     
     

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    just found on the vac site that they now make a mls gasket.
     
     

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    bah cant mkae my mind up about my stupid car again.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by jon_m3 View Post
    bah cant mkae my mind up about my stupid car again.
    buy a 996??

    screw that

    Spend the extra on your M3!

    Seriously though,.... what are your HP goals?

    You could always o ring the block and then run a copper headgasket like some folks do in Sweden...

    Any half worthy engine shop can O ring the block for you.
    ive got an article on how to do it if your interested Jon?
     
     

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    well i dont have any real hp goals anymore tbh, post that document it might help me decide. i want to have the car finshed before march next year.
     
     

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