3.0 vs 3.2 head gasket

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Joe_SHO

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Why are 3.2 head gaskets scarce? If bore is the only difference, why can't a 3.0 gasket get stretched to 3.2 bore?
 

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There is a metal ring that goes around the circumference of the bore (I know the OEM ones have them, not sure about the after market ones). Shosource has Cometic 3.2 gaskets. They might have OEM ones if you ask them. If you are looking for OEM, you can post a Want to Buy section.

 

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Not sure of production numbers but the 3.0 was offered longer so maybe replacement gaskets were more available. Also, plenty of 3.2 mtx swaps were popular and used up more supply when they were probably at or near the end of parts availability in the supply chain.
 

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