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New head gasket?

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by SleEPeR_CRX, Jul 17, 2003.

  1. SleEPeR_CRX

    SleEPeR_CRX Senior Member

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    my friend just put a new head gasket on his d16, and said it gave him a big boost in power? is this common or was his just shot? would a new head gasket give my b18a a little more power? the head gasket right now is stock
     
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    pills_PMD Super Moderator

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    he probably put a thinner head gasket on .. .which bumped his compression a tiny bit... which in theory gives a little more power.
     
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    either that or his gasket was fried and putting on a new one fixed his compression back to normal...do a leakdown test before you mess w/your head gasket if your compression is ok then a thinner headgasket wont feel much stronger espically given the work you put in it[not killer but is involved] if you dont have a prob dont fix it spend your cash elsewhere
     
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