What are the best Exhaust Gaskets?

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Canadian source for Remflex Exhaust Gaskets

What are the best Exhaust Gaskets in Canada?

REMFLEX Exhaust Gaskets Can Fix Your Exhaust Leak

Did you know there is a gasket that can stop exhaust leaks even if your header flanges are warped? Thick Remflex exhaust gaskets are designed to crush 50%, to fill gaps in the flange surface. Need gaskets that can take the heat? Remflex exhaust gaskets are made from 100% flexible graphite and can withstand up to 3,000 degrees F—so they are not affected by the exhaust system, and won't burn out, shrink, or leak.

During our 56 years in the performance business we have had many opportunities to meet manufacturers and get to know exactly who they were and what they were offering. Many were well known with highly advertised products everyone seemed to be aware of.

Occasionally we would meet someone who has built a better mousetrap. A couple of years ago we met Rem Moore, Rem had brought out a line of high-quality exhaust gaskets. Quietly we wondered why? There were literally dozens of gaskets available from numerous sources being made in numerous countries. There didn’t seem like a need. However, after spending time listening to Rem, then trying his products out, we were convinced that the mice had better be more careful, the better mousetrap was here!

 

Rem Moore (L) along with Alan (R) in front of the Remflex Exhaust booth at PRI.

 

Rem’s products, named Remflex, exceeded our love for a company that both understood his market and was prepared to stand behind his product. Remflex’s unique flexible graphite material has been proven for more than 30 years in industrial applications, where temperatures routinely exceed 2,000 degrees—day after day, week after week, year after year. Now, they’re bringing this technology to enthusiasts of all kinds to eliminate exhaust leaks for good!

Remflex gaskets work because they solve the two main problems associated with sealing an exhaust flange: Warping, and gasket failure. To show them off, Rem took a piece of material and squeezed it with pliers. The 0.125 crushed in half, this amount of crush would fill up warped flanges plus the force holding the seal means you do not have to retorque your installation.

 

This is the Remflex demonstration they do at car and trade shows.

Rem squeezes a piece of material with pliers, crushing it in half.

This amount of crush would fill up warped flanges plus the force holding the seal means you do not have to retorque your installation.

You can easily see how Remflex will conform to the shape of your exhaust flange creating the optimum seal!

 

 

A common misconception is that, if you spend a lot of money for high-quality headers with thick flanges, leaks will not be an issue. In truth, a thicker flange does help, but it can’t solve the problem of warping altogether. Constant thermal cycling, especially in high performance and/or high-load environments, causes warping of header flanges and cast iron exhaust manifolds--even the exhaust flange of the cylinder head itself.

Once the sealing surface is warped, leaks are imminent—and once there is a leak, pitting of the exhaust port sealing surface usually follows. A new set of average gaskets won’t fix the problem—but Remflex gaskets, with a 50% crush built in—can seal gaps as large as 1/16-inch. And unlike traditional gaskets, they won’t shrink, so they never require re-torquing.

Curiously, the number one cause of exhaust gasket failure is heat—the very thing exhaust gaskets are supposed to withstand. That’s because traditional exhaust gaskets are made of composite materials—blends of natural fibers and synthetic compounds that are bound together using rubber. Simply put, it’s only a matter of time until the extreme temperature in the vehicle’s exhaust system burns the gasket’s composite materials away, resulting in an exhaust leak.

You’ve no doubt experienced the pungent odor that arises from the engine compartment after you install a new set of the top-brand exhaust gaskets. That’s the smell of the rubber binders in the composite materials that begin to burn out almost immediately. And once the rubber overheats, it begins to shrink, as well as harden. That’s why you are instructed to re-torque the gaskets regularly, and why an exhaust leak will develop if you don’t.

Remflex material is made from 100% flexible graphite, good up to 3,000 degrees F, (if your engine is up there you have bigger problems) —so they are not affected by exhaust. These gaskets won't burn out, shrink, or leak, not now, not ever!

If that is not enough, Remflex is so confident you’ll love their exhaust gaskets that they back them with a 100% no-questions-asked satisfaction guarantee! If you’re not completely satisfied with Remflex exhaust gaskets for any reason, return them within six months after purchase, along with proof of purchase and receipt, and they’ll either replace them or give you your money back!

Now Remflex offers all of the usual applications, big and small block Chevy, big and small block Ford and of course Mopar. However, there is far more than that. If you have an old car there are gaskets to fit cars from the ’50s, Hudson Hornets, Oldsmobile, Buick, Pontiac etc. How about imports, there are applications for Subaru, Mercedes, Honda and many more.

Remflex also manufactures those really hard to get support gaskets, 2, 3, & 4 bolt collector gaskets, Turbo gaskets, Y pipe adapters and much more. Whether you have an old pick-up that needs a manifold gasket, or a race car with custom-built headers, you can be assured that Remflex exhaust gaskets will work properly the first time, every time.

Even if they don't manufacture the gasket you need, there are three sizes of DIY material so you can make your own. Remflex also offers custom configurations. Prices and turn around are based on the size and complexity of the gasket requested.

In Performance Improvements’ opinion, these are the gaskets to use, we have tried them ourselves and they do exactly what Rem says. There you have it, guaranteed fit, no re-torquing, 100% no questions asked six-month guarantee.

Remflex exhaust gaskets: "If you don't like em - you haven't tried em!"

 

Canadian source for Remflex Exhaust Gaskets

Exhaust Gasket FAQs

Does Remflex exhaust gaskets seal warped flanges?

Remflex exhaust gaskets come in standard 1/8-inch thickness and are designed to crush 50%. This allows them to fill gaps in the flange surface up to 1/16-inch!

 

Will Remflex exhaust gaskets burn out?

100% flexible graphite construction means Remflex gaskets are good for up to 3,000 degrees F— far exceeding that of any vehicle’s exhaust system temperature!

 

Do Remflex exhaust gaskets need re-torquing?

Remflex exhaust gaskets rebound 30%, creating an optimum seal that eliminates the need to re-torque!

 

What vehicles use Remflex exhaust gaskets?

Whether you have an old pick-up that needs a manifold gasket, or a race car with custom-built headers, you can be assured that Remflex exhaust gaskets will work properly the first time, every time.

 

How do Remflex gaskets work?

They solve the two main problems associated with sealing an exhaust flange: Warping, and gasket failure.

 

What are Remflex gaskets made of?

Made of a unique flexible graphite material, Remflex gaskets even work in industrial applications where temperatures routinely exceed 2,000 degrees.

 

What if I don't like my Remflex exhaust gaskets?

They’re so confident you’ll love Remflex exhaust gaskets that they back them with a 100% no-questions-asked satisfaction guarantee! If you’re not completely satisfied with Remflex exhaust gaskets for any reason, return them within six months after purchase, along with proof of purchase and receipt, and they’ll either replace them or give you your money back!

 

Where do you buy Remflex exhaust gaskets in Canada?

Remflex exhaust gaskets are in stock at all Performance Improvements Speed Shops, and available to be shipped Canada-wide. Remflex exhaust gaskets Canada, including header gaskets, collector gaskets, and exhaust flange gaskets are in stock at all Performance Improvements Speed Shops, and available to be shipped Canada-wide.

 


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