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March 08, 2021, 10:32:40 PM

copper head gaskets! Perhaps one for Peter

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this user is offline Peter

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Reply #15 on: March 05, 2013, 08:48:01 PM
2 head gaskets are not a good idea; your just asking for trouble but I am going for one 2mm head gasket and two or three 0.3mm base gaskets.

Agreed, I cannot tell from experience, but two gaskets will move, they are soft and will slowly but surely over time
cause a separation of the two.

The compressive force the heads exert when bolted down and when hot and running, could cause the
gaskets to squeeze them selves sideways....

Negating any seal, possibly even slackening the heads bolt torque settings...

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Reply #16 on: March 06, 2013, 09:09:04 AM
I knew there was a reason, just didnt know exactly what it was.
Thanks Peter  ;-)up
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