You buy the gasket set for your year car, that's what I was told when I bought my ej257 to put in my 2005 wagon.
PM Nrw, that's what I did. He'll know.
185k, 5/20/12 new ej257 short block, 8/20/11 installed VF52 turbo, @20.8psi, 280whp, 300ftlbs. CHECK your oil, these cars use it.
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