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Old 04-03-2019, 04:31 AM
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Anyone have experience with the Ballade upper vtec solenoid gasket? I have a small leak and want to replace both baskets.
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Lots of bad feedback. Do a search. Get the kraken one instead
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+1 for Kraken. OEM lower gasket is still available.

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Expect it to leak worse than your current one in 6 months.
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Which? The Ballade or Kraken (or either)?

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Ballade ones fail. No failures with Kraken upper seal that I'm aware of.
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Originally Posted by Chuck S View Post
Which? The Ballade or Kraken (or either)?

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ballade's will fail in months like billman said
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I can speak from personal experience that the Ballade one will fail worse than your OEM one and within a fraction of the time. I replaced mine with a Science Of Speed upper and lower gasket, although the lower one they use is just an OEM one.
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My BalladeSports gasket failed (catastrophically) after one year. It is not remotely close to OEM quality.
I've had a Kraken gasket in for a little over a year and it has performed better but it may be starting to fail as well.
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My BalladeSports gasket failed (catastrophically) after one year. It is not remotely close to OEM quality.
I've had a Kraken gasket in for a little over a year and it has performed better but it may be starting to fail as well.
Interesting. Looks like they offer a 2 year warranty on the gaskets they sell. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Upper-Vtec-...ss!53213!US!-1
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