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Hello everyone !

I'd like to raise the compression ratio of the MC, without expensive add-ons.

A cheap way of doing so would be to replace the stock cylinder head gasket with a thinner one.
Here come my questions...

1. I couldn't find thinner head gaskets for the MC. Does that exist, or will I have to make one myself (how ?)

2. What is the thickness of the stock cylinder head gasket ?

3. Is there enough clearance between pistons and valves, spark plugs, etc. to replace the stock cylinder head gasket with a thinner one ? (How thin a gasket ?)

4. Are there any drawbacks (apart from knocking) using a thinner cylinder head gasket ?

Knocking should not matter as this car would eat european premium unleaded (MON=88, RON=98, AKI=93) and/or LPG (Liquid Petroleum Gas) (MON>89, RON>101, AKI>95).


Thanks !

Cobus.
 
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