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There are three different thicknesses of cylinder head gasket for F4s ( don't know about Brutales but I would imagine same ).

What is the criteria which would decide on the gasket which is to be selected for a particular engine ?

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Measurements as specified in workshop manual.....but you already found that.
 

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Joe;
the gasket thickness is marked on 1 of the tabs on the front edge of the gasket

just use the same thickness.....there is a factory deck height tool.....
but just use the same thickness and save the hassle
 

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why bother? use the factory selected size, it ran with it:drummer:
You say there's no benefit to maximizing your squish? Or just not worth the effort?
I'm finding that I'd like more power and better response but I'm just not ready to wash away my warranty just yet.
 

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You say there's no benefit to maximizing your squish? Or just not worth the effort?
I'm finding that I'd like more power and better response but I'm just not ready to wash away my warranty just yet.
ever watch the factory engine assembly videos?
the CNC stylus measured the piston projection, and if they have the IQ of a piss ant, they averaged the reading and picked the optimum head gasket

my MVs have enough power for me.....i'm old, like Ed says "i used to be fast...."

if i needed more power i'd do what RC Jr did, his 4x4 Gixxer makes 235RWHP on a real dyno not a DynoJet.....he has the World's quickest 1/8Mi

of course i could take a Gixxer to my buddy Bob at RBRacing and use HIS ECU that i already have, that won the Mikuni ShootOut 3 times and throw a Garrett G-35 (i think thats the number) hair dryer on it, an intercooler, water/alcohol inject it and have ~400HP

of course neither Bob nor his wife would let me do this
we've been friends for over 40 years

Psst:
BSR-1, Bob's BMW R1100RT will EAT YOUR MV ALIVE to 150MPH with saddle bags and a top box.....it makes boost at idle

so will his Harley Road Toad;
http://www.rbracing-rsr.com/turbo/hdturboright4.jpg
if he tightens the waste gate it'll make over 300HP

its the old 'how fast do you want to go?......how much money do you have?

personally, from the number of lost bottom ends NA, i don't think the MV motor is strong enough for a hair dryer or the squeeze

remember a built blown 'Busa will go ~700HP:jsm:
 

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ever watch the factory engine assembly videos?
the CNC stylus measured the piston projection, and if they have the IQ of a piss ant, they averaged the reading and picked the optimum head gasket

my MVs have enough power for me.....i'm old, like Ed says "i used to be fast...."

if i needed more power i'd do what RC Jr did, his 4x4 Gixxer makes 235RWHP on a real dyno not a DynoJet.....he has the World's quickest 1/8Mi

of course i could take a Gixxer to my buddy Bob at RBRacing and use HIS ECU that i already have, that won the Mikuni ShootOut 3 times and throw a Garrett G-35 (i think thats the number) hair dryer on it, an intercooler, water/alcohol inject it and have ~400HP

of course neither Bob nor his wife would let me do this
we've been friends for over 40 years

Psst:
BSR-1, Bob's BMW R1100RT will EAT YOUR MV ALIVE to 150MPH with saddle bags and a top box.....it makes boost at idle

so will his Harley Road Toad;
http://www.rbracing-rsr.com/turbo/hdturboright4.jpg
if he tightens the waste gate it'll make over 300HP

its the old 'how fast do you want to go?......how much money do you have?

personally, from the number of lost bottom ends NA, i don't think the MV motor is strong enough for a hair dryer or the squeeze

remember a built blown 'Busa will go ~700HP:jsm:
I guess I'm new to all this stuff.
 

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No.....but there were a few engines in one year that lost con-rods, punching an ugly hole in the cases.
The MV engines are pretty tough. Haven't heard of any current models losing rods.
 
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