How thick is a standard 2.0 16v XE gasket? 1.3mm?
How thick is a standard 2.0 8v SE gasket? 0.8mm?
SBD sell a 2mm gasket for £106+VAT. £124 yikes.
I need to add 1-1.3mm between the top of the piston and the head. D**k at SBD told me that a mate of his stuck an 8v head on a 16v block and used two normal gaskets without any trouble. But I'm not happy with that idea.
Anyway, I think that I'm probably going to end up with a mixture of skimmed piston and thicker gasket so that I can raise compression further in the future without touching the pistons.