I don't think its too hard for a company that makes automotive parts to exactly copy an oem gasket.JakeTheSlayer said:another thing to remember is that Honda has the exact measurements of the motor. Some aftermarket companies might have to masure this points themselves, leaving room for error.
You obviously haven't dealt with many aftermarket parts... Their tolerance is 100x higher than Honda's tolerance. It's not a matter of if they can copy, but if their production standards are anywhere near Honda's. The best example is Honda bearings. NO ONE (short of 100% custom) can compare with Honda bearings. Again, saving $2 on a valve cover gasket that you MAY change once every 100k miles just isn't worth it.brendon2k said:
I don't think its too hard for a company that makes automotive parts to exactly copy an oem gasket.