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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.
 

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C20XE, C20LET and Z20ET gaskets are all 1.1mm thick (I have them sitting in front of me). If you want to fit double Z20LET, you need to remove the 4 rivits holding the 4 metal layers together.
 

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Topbuzz said:
C20XE, C20LET and Z20ET gaskets are all 1.1mm thick (I have them sitting in front of me). If you want to fit double Z20LET, you need to remove the 4 rivits holding the 4 metal layers together.
ive compared a z20let gasket to an xe 1 and a fair few holes dont line up... i really cant see how it would fit and work properly
 

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ChrisB said:
The holes don't line up on a LET either, it has to be modified AFAIK.
Must admit I haven't laid the C20LET ontop of the Z20LET to see if there are any differances.

All I know is if you have a KS head, you need to remove the rivits on the Z20LET gasket. If you have COSCAST head then you can leave the rivits in.
 
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