Included in this listing is a complete engine gasket set for your Rover V8 engine with an intermediate serpentine front end, which can be identified by a single multi-v serpentine belt around all the ancillaries, and fitted with a distributor for the ignition system. If you aren't certain which gasket set you need, you can email a photo of your engine to firstname.lastname@example.org for identification. When we say full engine gasket set, we mean it, the listing here is for a kit containing every gasket and seal in your V8 engine to keep the oil, water and air where they should be.
Included in this kit
Oil Pickup tube gasket
Front and Rear Crank Seals
Front cover gasket
Water Pump gasket
Thermostat housing gasket
Intake manifold/valley gasket & end seals
Pair composite head gaskets
Pair rocker cover gaskets
Be careful with the silicon! We have seen excess silicon sealant kill an engine, especially when too much is used on the sump. Excess silicon sealant gets into the sump, and drawn into the oil pickup tube. It then blocks the oil strainer, starving the engine of oil. For these cork sump gaskets, we simply use a small layer of blue hylomar on both sides of the gasket
Do not over-tighten the bolts on the sump, as this will distort the gasket and cause an oil weep. It can also distort the sump itself to the point it will never seal properly again.
The head gaskets we supply are composite, as we have found these give the best long term reliability, and being thicker than tin gaskets allows more tolerance for minor imperfections in the sealing surfaces
The details of what sealants we use and where are available from RPi if you aren't sure when it comes to fitting.