some good points made, thanks all, keep them coming
I'm fitting a 6000-mile engine with a recon turbo.
Presumably the clutch is also a 6000-mile item, so I'm getting a new clutch release bearing from local motor factor for £25+vat, they say its bluebird rather than silvia, will let you all know.......
I agree with the general advice - cheaper gaskets are rubbish, I've seen some, even the not-so-cheap such as conceptua tuning aren't a patch on the nissan ones, given the time involved its just not worth skimping here
Im having a problem getting the gearbox and engine to mate, cant get the last inch to close, could it be that I'm doing something wrong, am missing a vital piece of information (again), or have a different clutch or flywheel on the newer engine ? The engine was one of GWs new-old-stock ones, clutch unknown provenance but wont have been cheap. Perhaps I need the later clutch release bearing ?
thanks !! Geoff