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post #16 of 17 (permalink) Old Apr 9th, 2019, 01:47 PM
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That's great advice thanks Mike. I'll speak to my guy before I buy anything. I've seen gaskets up to 5-notch for sale.
its very important that the notch is correct for the machining,, as if raise the compression ratio to high will cause pre- ignition, also can cause increased piston ring blow past causing high crankcase pressures that will push oil out the oil seals etc, on diesels will cause diesel knock from pre ignition and a lot more load on the crankshaft and the gasket its self... that all said they do go so much better for a short while until the extra stress sinks in


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Ha ha, it could do with a little more ooomf but for now I'd settle for not having to top up the coolant every 2 days! 😄

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