Okay, so I ordered a head gasket from Majestic Honda ( Majestic Honda - The Internet's #1 Honda Automotive Parts Store ) and they sent it to me in a box that was almost 4" shorter than the gasket. So, to make it fit they put one end of the gasket in the box, then pushed down on the middle until they could close the box. I just got the gasket yesterday, and overnight it has flattened out some, but I wanted to find out if anyone else had run into a problem like this. Basically, I wanted to get some second opinions before I called them up and bitched them out and made them send me another gasket. TIA.