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Victor Reinz® Wave-Stopper® Gaskets Now Available

MAUMEE, Ohio – Dana Incorporated has added Victor Reinz® Wave-Stopper® multi-layer steel (MLS) gaskets to its aftermarket portfolio, featuring Dana-patented technology designed to address the increased sealing requirements of head gaskets in today’s light and commercial diesel engines and forced-induction vehicles.

“At Dana, we are always working to bring new technologies to the market that solve real-life, on-the-job issues. Our latest gasket advancement, Victor Reinz Wave-Stopper gaskets, have the features you would expect from a manufacturer with over 110 years of sealing experience,” said Bill Nunnery, senior director, sales and marketing, global aftermarket for Dana. “Wave-Stopper technology uses embossed concentric ‘waves’ to create a highly uniform seal that ensures even pressure distribution, prevents over-compression of the gasket’s bore bead, and offers the superior performance our customers can count on.”

The innovative Victor Reinz Wave-Stopper design utilizes topography within the gasket structure to create a uniform seal despite severe service environments. The varied bead height between bolt spans results in more uniform sealing stress at the combustion opening, and this uniformity results in less bore distortion and improved piston ring seal.

Victor Reinz Wave-Stopper gaskets are manufactured with the highest-quality materials, including full-hard stainless steel and premium FKM coatings, to help ensure enhanced fluid sealing and reliable, lasting performance. Unique technology helps distribute the load balance between combustion and fluid seals, while allowing for highly uniform loading of stress within diesel engines, resulting in reduced oil consumption, bore distortion, and overhead cam distortion. The Wave-Stopper layer acts as a secondary combustion seal, and because the materials utilized feature both plastic and elastic characteristics, they can be matched precisely to each gasket’s unique working environment.

“With these types of sealing innovations, it’s no surprise that Victor Reinz technology is the choice of numerous original-equipment vehicle manufacturers,” continued Nunnery. “We are proud to supply the same sought-after technology to the aftermarket.”

To learn more about Victor Reinz Wave-Stopper gaskets, visit the Dana Aftermarket YouTube channel. To order Victor Reinz products, customers should contact their Dana sales representative or visit

About Dana in the Aftermarket
Powered by recognized brands such as Dana, Spicer®, Victor Reinz®, Albarus™, Brevini™, Glaser™, GWB™, Spicer Select™, Thompson™, and Transejes™, Dana delivers a broad range of aftermarket solutions – including genuine, all-makes, and value lines – servicing passenger, commercial, and off-highway vehicles around the world. Leveraged by a global network of 14 distribution centers, Dana's dedicated aftermarket team provides technical service, customer support, high fill rates, and on-time delivery to customers around the globe. For e-catalog and parts locator, visit To speak with a Dana customer service representative, call 1-800-621-8084.