[Vwdiesel] Head gaskets

82 Diesel Westy dieselwesty at yahoo.com
Wed Jun 21 14:21:27 EDT 2006

Good deal then, I will know more when I pull the head
in a few weeks and measure.  I certainly plan on
burning some lower percentage of WVO in this car, but
that is another topic.


--- Sandy Cameron <scameron at compmore.net> wrote:

> My experience is limited to 4 or 5  gasket changes,
> and the latest, on my
> beloved goldie, (87 Jettta with 82TD vw reman
> engine) I went with the 3 notch.
> The previous 2 notch had burned or blown right
> through the metal ring that
> surrounds the cylinder. It had been eroded,
> corroded, whatever, and there
> was a crack around 3" of the edge exposed to the
> fire.
> My reasoning was less stress on the engine, gasket,
> and everything else.  
> I can not see any difference in cold winter
> starting, and it gets cold here.
> Also supect the sightly lower compression may
> enhance the clean burning of
> the canola oil.
> Always starts on the first stroke.
> Sandy
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