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Old May 13th, 2015, 07:58 PM
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Which head gasket for 200 tdi

Is there a way to determine what is the correct head gasket without relying on what is there now? I have the head off and there is clearly a gasket failure. The gasket looks aftermarket and has no tabs or holes. I'm wondering if this is the cause of the failure. Is there a way to tell if I need 0,1,2, or 3 hole gasket? Or what the differences are? I'm going genuine on the gasket to ensure quality, just uNsure which one to use, and what the differences are. Pics of the block/ head numbers attached. Thanks in advance.
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Old May 13th, 2015, 08:23 PM
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Are you skimming the deck? If so, how much?

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Old May 13th, 2015, 08:29 PM
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It is in the workshop manual. You measure the piston stickout.
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Yes there is a measurement from the piston protrusion. Essentially you measure how far up each piston comes out of the block at four corners. The largest measurement determines the thickness of the gasket. There are write ups on line that will walk you through the procedure. It is that or going with the thickest gasket. The more distance you have from the top of the piston to the gasket the lower the compression. So you really want the thinnest gasket possible.
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Old May 13th, 2015, 08:38 PM
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My unstated suggestion is that the OP should have a copy of the workshop manual. There are a lot of things that need to be done correctly beyond choosing the right gasket.....
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If you skim the head a few thousands it's OK. Use the same gasket as before (but new) as the measurement for the gasket is based off the piston and block. Ask Frita at Turner Engineering for advice on this she is a wealth of knowledge.
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Thanks for the suggestions/ knowledge. I will check the manual and the piston protrusion distances. Other pics attached (didn't come through first time). Thanks.
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Thanks for the suggestions/ knowledge. I will check the manual and the piston protrusion distances. Other pics attached (didn't come through first time). Thanks.
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