AP THROTTLE BODY SUPER TIG - Thermal Throttle Body Insulating Gasket for mazdaspeed 2.3 mzr / DISI engine - MRF Metal reinforced cellulose fiber / silicone
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AP THROTTLE BODY SUPER TIG - Thermal Insulating Throttle Body Gasket for mazdaspeed 2.3 mzr / DISI engine -
MRF Metal reinforced cellulose fiber / silicone - FOR Stock and slightly oversized throttle bodies.
We have developed the best thermal throttle body gasket for the mazdaspeed DISI engines.
We have been working with a big name in performance gaskets and they laughed when I asked about using PTFE for an intake gasket. While ptfe is a great thermal insulator, ptfe gaskets distort over time and the more heat they are subjected to, the more they distort and "creep". Ptfe is a poor choice for a serious performance engine. It is supposed to be reuseable, but after time the shape changes enough that it does not match the ports properly.
Our gasket is made of .093 thick Metal reinforced cellulose fiber / silicone. Our gasket features a thin steel center with fiber on each side. The fiber material is an excellent at sealing and keeping the heat from the cylinder head from passing to the intake manifold. The steel core is excellent at making this gasket extremely durable and make sure it won't creep or distort over time.
The super tig tb Gasket is oversized to work with stock throttle bodies and manifold and custom parts up to 68mm.
We do not include a throttle body coolant hose bypass, because this can pose a big safety risk for those who drive their car all year round. The oem throttle body has coolant passages to purposely heat the throttle body to prevent sticking. We have found that just by running our gasket you end up preventing the majority of the heat that the throttle body holds from passing to the intake manifold. Why run a thermal gasket on the throttle body if all you want to do is get the heat source out. (The logic here is Coolant bypass + stock gasket is = no coolant bypass and thermal gasket) Bypass the coolant to the tb at your own risk.
Our gasket has a lower thermal conductivity than PTFE which makes it a better thermal gasket
Our gasket will not distort, creep, or blow out. Guaranteed!
Our gasket is able to be reused 3-5 times.
Owning a direct injected motor, it is inevitable that you will be removing your intake manifold for periodic valve cleanings. This is the perfect time to upgrade the intake manifold gasket to our thermal insulating gasket and drastically cut down on the heat that transfers between the cylinder head and intake manifold. Cooler air = more power & longer engine life.
The oem stainless steel gasket has a thermal conductivity rating of ~ 16 w/(m k)
Ptfe gaskets have an excellent thermal conductivity rating of ~ .25 w/(m k)
Our gasket material has an even better thermal conductivity rating of ~ .19 w/(m k)
Our gasket is .093 thick
The oem gasket is only .010 thick
The SUPER TIG is over 9 times thicker.