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Slim head gasket for ST185. Stock head and pistons?

PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 3:38 pm
by ST185l
Good afternoon. My question is whether someone has mounted a thinner (slim) head gasket than the original one (3sgte 2 GEN) with the original pistons and the original cylinder head.

How thick? I want to increase the compression ratio, without changing the cylinder head. But I do not know how much distance the valves have with respect to the piston head at its maximum opening

Thank you

Re: Slim head gasket for ST185. Stock head and pistons?

PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 5:14 pm
by T-rilla
Not knowing what else you have done to it my recommendation would be a .8mm thick gasket as that is what TRD sold as a replacement for the stock setup. Could also use a cometic(or another brand) 1mm gasket for a slight bump.

From what I have read stock is 1.4mm thick

Re: Slim head gasket for ST185. Stock head and pistons?

PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:21 am
by underscore
From memory the "TRD" 185 head gasket became the 205 head gasket, so just order one of those. Somewhere on here are pictures detailing the differences.