2.0L XE SBD/Cometic F3 Head Gasket 88.00mm
This gasket is specifically designed for use with the 2.0L XE engine when used in a Formula 3 type installation, where the engine is either used as a semi or fully stressed member. Through extensive development and testing on our own Dallara, this design of gasket was found to be the only way of maintaining a good seal between the block and cylinder head. Due to the load supplied when using the engine in a stressed form, the centre re-enforcement of the gasket is made from a thicker material than normal and the embossment applies extra load around the edge of the fire ring. This significantly improves the sealing ability of the gasket. This design creates a small indent into the face of the cylinder, which aids with the sealing.
It is a 3 layer gasket, using a 0.010” outer/0.031” centre/0.010” outer = 0.051” (1.30mm) total.
Note:This gasket type is only recommended for engines that are used as a semi or fully stressed member.
Additional cooling modifications between each cylinder are now fully embossed so can be used if required. The gasket’s accuracy has also been significantly improved over previous versions. In order to carry out cooling modifications to your block and head, SBD have produced a drill jig for use with the SBD Cometic gasket GSK-VX2-COOL-JIG-01.