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orightythen 12-07-2012 10:16 PM

Bmw 323i - 00 Engine Head Gasket thickness.
 
Hey guys! my Bmw 323i - 00 Engine Head Gasket probably broke today, because i got oil in the water or at least Im hoping its just the gasket. My question is can i buy a 1 mm gasket instead of the 0.7mm gasket even if Im not planing on grinding the head? will the 0.3 mm difference change the compression?

Fast Bob 12-07-2012 11:02 PM

Yes...it will change the compression by about 6 butterfly farts worth....you`ll never notice the difference.

orightythen 12-08-2012 03:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fast Bob (Post 7237389)
Yes...it will change the compression by about 6 butterfly farts worth....you`ll never notice the difference.

Haha, great thanx!:D

Jimmys 530i 12-08-2012 04:01 AM

You will have to check the head and make sure it is flat before you change the gasket. Don't just blindly change the gasket and hope for the best.


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