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Originally Posted by totle View Post
The base gasket I used came from the complete gasket kit bought here.
Is there any recommendation to use copper instead?
Most likely, it was copper. It is commonly called a cylinder shim because you primarily use it to set the deck height - piston to top of cylinder. For a forced induction air cooled motor, its pretty important. I use .25mm copper shims with no problems. And yes, they create a gasket between the cylinder and case, but there is very little pressure generated there. With proper head stud torque, the seal should be good. If they do develop a leak, don't sweat it unless you're super anal. If you are, then dropping the motor for a top end rebuild is in your cards...
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