Saturday, July 4, 2015

Thin base gaskets for Ducati 996

I recently had some thin base gaskets for the 996 laser cut locally.  I sourced some 0.20 and 0.25mm shim sheet, and the laser cutter had some 0.30mm in stock, so now I have quite a few of each in stock.  Unfortunately, the laser cutting process has left quite a bit of flash on one side, so I'm a bit disappointed in them not being overly saleable as is.  Especially as I have to charge $27.50 each for them.  But I now have a source of them, so if anyone wants any, they're there.

I fitted some to an ST4S engine I was rebuilding (the catalyst for getting them cut) and the 0.20mm thickness gave 1.00mm squish.  Some will need the 0.25 or 0.30mm.

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