YZ Base Gasket
Posted October 09, 2000 - 06:51 AM
Measurement taken with a good pair of analog calipers so add in requisite margin of error.
Posted October 09, 2000 - 01:35 PM
i measured the WR base gasket as being .020" which is .5mm. the YZ would appear to be at .8mm (.032") even thicker & at the very least the same.
when i switched on tonight i was going to post a new thread so i will just mention it here hick that;
i want to know if the cylinder head gaskets are the same or can you buy various thickness ones like you can with Honda's?
can someone find this out please? i will ask my "lewkl" dealer but expect it to be all too much effort for him.
Posted October 10, 2000 - 07:57 AM
Posted October 10, 2000 - 01:50 PM
i only measured the WR base gasket in one place & it was a genuine .020" with a micrometer.
the squish checked out at .053" using the 1mm solder method.
i would think .040" is comfortable for a nice safe bet yes?
Posted October 10, 2000 - 03:49 PM
Posted October 12, 2000 - 08:48 AM
By the way my old base gasket measures out to just over .6 mm (~.024 ”), I’m not sure how accurate a caliper is at that small of a measurement but this is within the range Rich has seen.
Posted October 12, 2000 - 12:40 PM
the idea is that it all gets squeezed up into the middle of the head.
so we measure this outside area & it has a minimum of .040" in this case.