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I have the old style Kooks header pictured here http://www.modularfords.com/f17/old-kooks-vs-new-kooks-181450/

Long story short there was a paper gasket (2 cylinders long) in the front 2 and a stocker in the rear 2 without leaks. Had to back all 4 off for another part install, retightened and it leaked which is fine as I didn't expect it to reseal. After reading the forums I installed a 4 cylinder long OEM gasket, it leaks. I've since purchased a Remflex gasket but wondering which of the following orientations I should use;

1. Hack it in half and install like the original paper/OEM was, IE 2 part.
2. Install as 1 piece, ie all 4 cylinders connected.
3. Install as 4 individual gaskets, ie 1 at each port.
4. Use one of the top methods in conjunction with the OEM (seen this method too). If so which of the 3 above?

FYI...I called Kooks who recommends using a "carbon type gasket" or OEM WITH high temp orange sealant. They noted the Remflex is a "good one" when mentioned.

Thanks in advance for any help you can lend.
 

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I'm using stock gaskets dry (without sealant) on my mac headers and stock studs without any sealing issues. Stock are reusable as well, thats the path I'd take
 

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Try taking a foam sanding block to the header and cylinder surface and lightly remove any stuck material, then use copper RTV with the oem gaskets. I fail at reading comprehension
 
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