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Hey guys i have a quick question for you guys about Head gasket's.

Witch is more likely to blow out a .030" head gasket (thicker) or a .014" head gasket (single layer thin) In a boosted motor? I'm trying to get the compression up with out doing a ton of shaving.

Thanks for your time guys.
kevin
 

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think about it
 

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the thicker id think. but my .051 msl hasnt blown out. big thickennn
 

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If you install it right and use a good quality head gasket, none of them should blow out!
 

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yea i have thought of that. I saw one guy shaved 1mm off his block or head (cant remember) and he said he was just able to get the T. belt tight. He said to not go anymore than that.
 

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You have to start looking at alternate belts or tensioners after about 1mm. You will also need an adjustable cam gear. Thicker headgaskets are subjected to more head, so the thinest you can get to seal is a good thing. In some cases, I have heard of engines that used spray paint with high-metalic content (like metallic navy blue) to seal heads to blocks, but your head and block decks better be machined perfectly!
 
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