In 2016, two great gasket brands were brought together under the Dana® banner. Victor Reinz®, known as the leading brand in worldwide OE gasket design and manufacturing, has returned to Dana® in the North American aftermarket. Also in 2016, Dana® acquired Magnum Gaskets™ and has merged Magnum Performance Gaskets™ into the Victor Reinz® product line. These performance gaskets are designed by an American engineering staff with more than 100 years of total experience. They are street performance enthusiasts with personal knowledge of circle track and drag racing. It shows in the products they design for you, which include:
The heart of a Victor Reinz® Head set is the famous Victor Reinz® cylinder head gasket, chosen by major OE manufacturers around the world. In Victor Reinz head sets, you get all the gasket components you need for a tight-sealing upper engine repair and the confidence that comes from using products from a trusted OE supplier. In addition to the head gaskets, you will find premium-quality Victor Reinz® valve cover gaskets, intake manifold gaskets and any other sealing components needed for installation of the cylinder head(s).
For a lower engine repair, Victor Reinz® manufactures a full line of gaskets and sealing products designed to meet the exact specifications of original equipment manufacturers. When combined with a Victor Reinz® head set, you’ll have everything needed for a complete engine assembly. The conversion set by itself can also be your best choice for a handy combination of components, such as an oil pan gasket, rear main bearing seal and more, for a lower engine repair or re-sealing.
Combining all the components from head sets and conversion sets, Victor Reinz® full sets give you all the gasket and sealing components you need to perform a complete engine repair. With all-makes coverage, you are very likely to find a Victor Reinz® gasket set for your vehicle.
Victor Reinz® supplies OE head gaskets to the automotive and commercial vehicle manufacturers around the world. That means when you purchase a Victor Reinz® head gasket, you can be certain you’re getting the same sealing power that your vehicle had when it was new.
Victor Reinz® MLS Gaskets for Optimal Sealing
Multi-layer steel gaskets (MLS) from Victor Reinz® are designed with two to five sheets of spring or carbon steel, sandwiched between the head gasket’s sealing material. Precisely shaped beads and stoppers work with the specific steel properties to increase the clamping force around the combustion chamber and other critical locations (macro sealing). Complete and partial elastomer coatings provide additional tightness (micro sealing). For extreme application conditions, vulcanized and molded-on elastomer elements ensure reliable sealing of fluids.
Nitroseal® Expanded Graphite Head Gaskets from Victor Reinz®
The Victor Reinz® aftermarket product line utilizes gasket designs that are most appropriate for each generation of engines. In the 1980s and 1990s, as engine production shifted from heavy cast iron designs to lightweight bi-metal engines (aluminum/cast iron), expanded graphite head gaskets were a solution to the new sealing challenge. Expanded graphite sheets are combined to a perforated steel core and compressed to the optimum density for performance on the engine. Steel fire rings (flanges) are added to combustion openings for tight sealing and protection of the gasket body.
Composite Head Gaskets from Victor Reinz®
The classic composite head gasket, generally specified for older applications, is a compressible flat gasket. It consists of a tanged metal core, onto which the composite material is rolled on both the engine block and cylinder-head sides. Metal flanges (fire rings) seal the combustion chamber and protect the composite material from overheating. The material surface is treated for improved micro sealing and to prevent the gasket from swelling when it comes in contact with liquid media such as oil, water, or antifreeze. Additional elements, such as silk-screened elastomeric sealing beads, may be added to enhance fluid sealing.
Valve cover gaskets need to withstand high operating temperatures, as well as freezing cold at startup, and still maintain a tight oil seal. Nearby exhaust manifolds, exhaust crossover in the cylinder heads, and EGR systems can all lead to extreme heat, which can take its toll on valve cover gaskets. In addition, they are generally the most visible and accessible gaskets on the engine, and as a result, conventional materials can often be overtorqued. Modern gasket designs incorporate compression limiters (stoppers) to prevent overtorquing.
Intake manifold gaskets need to weather harsher environments than ever, including exposure to extended-life anti-freeze, also known as OAT (Organic Acid Technology) coolants. Victor Reinz® intake manifold gaskets are built to stand up to today’s challenges, from engine design to coolant formulations to the “less than ideal” maintenance practices of many vehicle owners.
Exhaust manifold gaskets must withstand temperatures of up to 1400° F and be able to stand up to wear and tear between manifolds and cylinder heads. And as manifold flanges warp in these extreme conditions, you need a gasket that can help keep things sealed. Victor Reinz® exhaust manifold gaskets deliver peak performance in the toughest conditions.
Exhaust manifold gasket technology has evolved immensely over the years, from the earliest fiber gaskets to graphite to today’s multi-layered steel (MLS). Because Victor Reinz® has a long heritage of supplying gaskets to original equipment manufacturers, the company uniquely qualified to provide MLS gaskets and other constructions that meet OE specifications on a wide range of vehicles going back decades. Whether the application is a late model import or a classic muscle car – Victor Reinz® has the right exhaust manifold gasket for you.
Victor Reinz® turbocharger mounting kits are the perfect solution for the replacement of turbochargers. Victor Reinz® complete kits contain all the gaskets and replacement parts you need to guarantee efficient and professional results. Safe, fast, and cost-optimized. The Victor Reinz® turbocharger mounting kits provide efficient packages for retailers and workshops that meet all the challenges for replacing and installing state-of-the-art turbochargers.
The proven expertise in gaskets, combined with the experience of the leading turbocharger experts, sets new standards for turbocharger mounting kits with Victor Reinz® original quality. Today, with nearly 170 references and 800 applications, Dana can already boast of a large range of turbocharger mounting kits and the product line is constantly expanding.
You might know it by a brand name for non-stick products, but in the world of gaskets Victor Reinz® simply refers to polytetrafluoroethylene as PTFE, and it’s setting a new standard in sealing for today’s engines.
With Victor Reinz® timing cover sets, you can protect your timing gears, chain, and belt with the same reliability the company supplies to original equipment manufacturers. In addition to the oil seal, Victor Reinz® timing cover gasket sets include the timing cover seal and/or timing cover gasket specified for your vehicle. Victor Reinz® rear main seal sets contain both the rear main seal/carrier and seal carrier gasket when required. Victor Reinz® valve stem seals are engineered for precise control of valve stem lubrication – requiring very sophisticated designs that have to accommodate the full range of engine RPMs and operating temperature.
For over twenty-five years, OE manufacturers have been installing plastic (high temperature nylon polymer) intake manifolds at the factory to save weight and improve fuel economy. Although generally successful, some of the highest production engines, especially in severe duty service, began to experience manifold warpage or other types of deterioration. Victor Reinz® manifold designs meet or often exceed the OE manifold durability by adding features whose need was determined by years of vehicle operation in the field.
A perfect example is Victor Reinz® MN1000 for 1995-2005 GM 3.8L V6 VIN K Engines. The plastic manifold exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) passage is lined with a stainless steel sleeve, in addition to steel EGR transfer tubes with reduced OD. You get two layers of steel isolation, and an air gap between them, so that hot EGR gases never come near the plastic manifold.
Any comeback is bad, but having to remove an inferior oil pan gasket will really ruin your day. Victor Reinz® oil pan gaskets are built to meet or exceed the standard of original equipment manufacturers around the world, and deliver the seal that prevents drops on the driveway. Over the years, oil pans have evolved from simple stamped steel pans into sophisticated engine components that play a major role in controlling the engine's NVH (Noise, Vibration, and Harshness). In late model vehicles, the engine crankcase, oil pan and oil pan gasket are all designed to form a complete sealing and NVH system. Victor Reinz® has the expertise required to ensure complete compatibility with late-model oil-pan technology.
Molded Rubber-On-Carrier Oil Pan Gaskets
Precision Molded Rubber Gaskets
High-Quality Cork-Rubber Material
Guarantee a secure head-to-block joint with Victor Reinz® cylinder-head bolts. Victor Reinz® head bolts comply with all manufacturer specifications, and are matched perfectly to head gaskets. Victor Reinz® cylinder-head bolts are the connecting elements between engine block, cylinder-head gasket, and cylinder head, delivering the clamping force necessary to seal the combustion chamber as well as the oil and coolant passages even at extreme temperatures and pressures.
Using new head bolts for a cylinder head installation is always a good idea, however, on late-model engines that came from the factory with TTY (torque-to yield) head bolts, replacement is an absolute necessity. Torque-to-yield bolts are designed so that they can be elongated beyond their elastic limit into the plastic region without problems. When a specific tightening torque has been reached, the bolts are turned further through a defined angle, which pre-loads them into the plastic region. Consequently, no retorquing is necessary. Although it is a very effective means to get the maximum, uniform clamping load from each bolt, it permanently distorts the bolts, preventing them from being reusable under any circumstance.