Federal-Mogul Motorparts’ Fel-Pro announced a new high-temperature alloy turbocharger gasket for racing engines, it is designed to withstand extreme temperatures, such as those found in high-end racing engines.
“Available for use with T3, T4 and T5/6 turbos,” the company said in a news release, the Fel-Pro HTA gaskets have a high-temperature alloy and coating that is proprietary, and “can withstand temperatures of up to 1,600 degrees F.”
By contrast, the company added, “conventional turbocharger gaskets can be susceptible to failure in high-output racing applications as a result of extreme temperatures, pressure, vibration and thermally induced casting motion.”
“A growing number of racing teams have discovered that a part as seemingly uncomplicated as a turbo gasket can undermine the performance of their engines in critical situations,” said Ron Rotunno, performance products manager for Fel-Pro. “Once the material in a conventional gasket becomes compromised, the engine is likely to create less power as a result of an exhaust leak.”
The gasket, the company added, “features an emboss bead that acts as a spring to maintain sealing contact stress under virtually all operating conditions. The gaskets’ high-temperature coating also helps ensure superior micro-sealing against a broad range of casting finishes.