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Old 12-18-2018, 03:03 PM
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I am going to lift the head on my 1,8 so I figured i might as well change the headgasket, (It is not blown)
The plan for this season was not to build the engine (that will come later)
For this season I am going to run a TD04 setup on E85 and decent tune

My question is, is it a good idea to get a thicker headgasket to lower the compression?
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It's a good idea to search the forums for the answers to your questions before asking them.

For instance, you could type "site:miataturbo.net thicker headgasket" into Google, and the first 6 results or so are threads which discuss this specific topic and include answers to this question.
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Basically I've come over to the camp of "If something is a reliability problem on the track, just ask Andrew and do what he says".
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Thicker the better. Id say about 1/4" would do wonders.
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Originally Posted by Savington View Post
It's a good idea to search the forums for the answers to your questions before asking them.

For instance, you could type "site:miataturbo.net thicker headgasket" into Google, and the first 6 results or so are threads which discuss this specific topic and include answers to this question.
Ok thanks, I see that you dont recommend a thicker headgasket.




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Thicker the better. Id say about 1/4" would do wonders.
Do you run it?
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Dude do you really think anyone here is running a 1/4" gasket. NO
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Originally Posted by matrussell122 View Post
Dude do you really think anyone here is running a 1/4" gasket. NO
i am not familiar with inches, might as well ask right?Then its a Stupid comment if you ask me
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Well, I tried.
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Originally Posted by Svensk View Post
i am not familiar with inches, might as well ask right?
Inches are like centimeters, only bigger. Thats why Americans have such large penises.
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2.54 times larger if I remember right
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I would LOVE to see someone run a 1/4” thick head gasket. Just for the lulz.
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Originally Posted by matrussell122 View Post
2.54 times larger if I remember right
25.4 times larger or 2540%
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