1990 BMW 525i Q&A

1990 BMW 525i Question: head gasket

I own a 1986 BMW 524td turbo diesel that needs a head gaskt. The local machine shop said that the head has a .010 warp. I am not a fan of machined heads. Can I use a three notch head gaskt instead of the stock two notch thinking that the thicker gskt will absorb the warp? I am a 1950's motor head and remember spray painting a new head gaskt before installing it because of the same problem. Will this trick work here? I would appreciate hearing from you. Thanks, LR. -
Answer 1
No, the thicker gasket wont absorb the warpage, it will however compensate the distance that the machine shop has to shave off from the head. Don't spray paint the gasket! Zee -
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