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Old 9th January 2003, 22:54   #1
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where do i buy a thick head gasket instead of 2 head gaskets
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Old 9th January 2003, 23:17   #2
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Yes, I would like one too?????
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Old 11th January 2003, 02:01   #3
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I did a lot of ground work on this..... but couldn't find what i wanted in th UK.



I found someone in the US who was willing to make a copper head gasket to my spec.. but it turned out to be a lot of hassle.. and not a lot of gain.



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The guy that's helped me do my conversion is Strongly against me using two head gaskets. However I do know that the new PSA ones are supposed to be v good, What is your oppinion of using 2 gaskets Simo??
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Old 11th January 2003, 03:06   #5
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Like I said above... I wasnt keen at all, so I did a lot of looking around for alternatives.



But when I saw what the std gaskets were made out of, I wasnt too worried!! I'm currently using two of the thickest repair gaskets... three different thicknesses are available.



They are multi layered steel...



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How thick would you need it? (in copper) Here in Colombia I can have it made easy and very cheap...
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Old 11th January 2003, 03:27   #7
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Off the top of my head I cant remember.... I did do the calculations, but that was over a year ago now... The car's run perfectly using 2 gaskets all year!



I also had a few problems trying to get somebody to supply wire rings.... and because of the cylinder pattern..... oh, it all just got a bit complicated.



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the problem with using solid copper gaskets ,as i found (on a s/c bmw) is that if the engine uses strechtype head bolts ,as most engines do ,then you will not get enough clamping pressure on a copper gasket.the solution is to change to good quality studs and then use nuts on these,but on a saxo not needed . the availble sizes are 1.5mm ,1.7mm,2.00mm and 1.00mm.the correct solution is of course pistons ,not just for deck height but stength
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