Chevy Malibu LT / LTZ V6 3.6L 7 Engine VIN Code 2009-2011, Graph-Flex™ Exhaust Collector Gasket by Taylor Cable®. These durable gaskets are composed of a graphite composition material on a malleable stainless steel core. They’ll seal up tight on almost any collector flange, even if the surface isn’t perfect.
- Metal stainless steel core
- Malleable core conforms to gasket flange for leak-free sealing
- Graphite composition sealing material for high heat applications
- Made in U.S.A.
Graph-Flex is Taylor’s nomenclature for a graphite-based gasket sealing composition bonded to a highly malleable stainless steel core. The relatively soft, flexible core is capable of shaping itself to an irregular flange surface, while the graphite will flow into small imperfections and provide the final seal. The graphite and stainless steel core are both rated to survive the most extreme temperatures seen in an exhaust system, so it won’t blow out a few hundred miles or a few dozen passes after being installed. The slippery graphite surface seals well without any gasket sealer, meaning that there’s no residue to scrape off when the parts are removed. This makes this gasket a natural for race car or modified cars that are worked on regularly.
Taylor Cable®, also known as TaylorVertex, is based in Missouri, and has been in the auto parts manufacturing business since 1923. With over 100,000 square feet of manufacturing and warehousing space, they build all of their components right here in the USA. They’ve also operated Vertex Magnetos, the racing legend, since 1994. Their continuing dedication to quality manufacturing, product development make them an important supplier here at CARiD.