front of engine is where the belts are, front of gasket always faces this direction, and the gasket lines are just a design the v8 ones are the same way also
nothing odd about it thats why they mark them "front" ive put hundreds of felpro's on with no issues
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THANK YOU SLEEPER. So water passages on the REAR it seems. Positive? I want so badly for this to end well. Front of the engine is the belt/accessory side, Correct? Just checking... And yes one would be need to be flipped, which seems odd to me since blue line side is flat and gray side has raised areas. I'll go Victor Reinz next time.
The original Dowels are in place and cleaned up, I was just wondering if it was necessary to replace them as was the bolts.
PS: I went in around 9am on Saturday to O'Reilly Autos and the guy said he would have them sent to the store by 4pm (They arrived just after 1pm). So props to them on that! I was figuring at least a 1 full day or more.