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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2004 4:07 pm 
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One of the most frequently asked questions seems to be about the Kilnger head gasket. What is its part number or what does it look like.
So, to avoid any further confusion that people may have, here are the answers....

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Note that this is a matal gasket - both the part number and 'KLINGER' are stamped into the gasket itself on the bottom right had two tabs. These actually protrude from the head/block when fitted.

3 layer
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As can be seen, the gasket is made up from 3 seperate layers which are 'stapled' together.

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Also, make sure you SEE the gasket before you pay...
Some dealers have a substitute for this gasket, and you get the old type, EVEN though the invoice says LVB101000

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what kind of price do these go for?


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Scary.
Just bought a couple of Klingers.
Both 4 layers.
How odd is that????

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Manufacturing fault? I'd check becuase 4 layers may potentially affect the compression ratio.
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Manufacturing fault? I'd check becuase 4 layers may potentially affect the compression ratio.
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Could be a good thing fo a Turbo though?

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All the klingers Ive bought have 4 layers

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How weird???
I'll check the one I took off when I get home - if that is 3 layers I'll be confused!!

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just took mine off last night and it's 3 layers.

I have never seen a 4-layer one or even knew they existed.

I've got two new klingers bought at very different times, so i'll check them over to see how many layers they have as well.

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Its a Tri-laminate gasket, Kind of suggests 3 layers to me.

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Just pulled one off my 95 vitesse, 4 layers, as it fell to bits when the head came off, Klinger embossed on one of the layers.

It's 3 thick layers and one thin layer if that makes any difference.

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I have just had a klinger head gasket fitted but am very worried after reading in a old thread that with this gasket a oil restrictor has to be removed.

When removing the old standard gasket there was a small washer like piece of gasket on the right hand corner (where it leaks). As this looked like old gasket this was removed. Is this the oil restrictor, or should we have taken something out of the block. My mate cleaned the block face so I do not know what was there.

Advice appreciated as I am know worried that I could be doing some harm and have spent a lot of money and time to only have more problems


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The oil restrictor is recessed slightly in the oil feed hole, the small washer piece your talking about is the remains of the old gasket.

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Is that part number the same for the NASP engine?

Oh, and if the oil restricter definately needs to be removed.. Is anything used in it's place?

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TurboMG wrote:
The oil restrictor is recessed slightly in the oil feed hole, the small washer piece your talking about is the remains of the old gasket.


Thanks for your reply mg turbo. So the oil restrictor is probably still in the block if it is recessed, as my mate would not of had a reason to remove it.
What harm could this be doing to the engine and will the oil leak start again with the restrictor in place with a klinger gasket


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Wont do any harm, the klinger has the restrictor built in thats why you take the one out of the block.

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Leaving the restrictor in place may increase the risk of a blockage, I think the size of the hole of the restrictor in the gasket is altered slightly to the block version.
A self tapping screw and a washer is easy way to remove the block restricter.


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Another question, is the above part number only applicable to the Turbo lump, or is it the Nasp one?

If it's differnt, whats the Nasp klinger part number?

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Same nasp or Turbo M16 or T16, became standard fit on post 96 T16's.

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Another annoying question?

Other halfs brother is helping me out with the rebuild, and has said that if the head is skimmed, you'll need to put the metal back as part of the gasket, does the kilnger allow for differences as part of skimming, or if the head has been skimmed to it's max, will it still be ok to use a Kilinger gasket.

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Thanks for the reply people, I was worried I had made myself and lot of problems with not removing the oil restrictor,
When the klinger gasket was supplied from rover should it not of come with a note stating the removal of the oil restrictor, we were told that the head has to be perfectly flat.


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As I said before the Klinger is only standard fit on post 96 cars, so they don't have the restrictor fitted.

If you give the parts guy your engine number you'll get what the manufacturer considers the appropriate gasket for that engine.

You are fitting a late model part to an early model engine
onus is on you to do your research in that case.

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Another annoying question?

Other halfs brother is helping me out with the rebuild, and has said that if the head is skimmed, you'll need to put the metal back as part of the gasket, does the kilnger allow for differences as part of skimming, or if the head has been skimmed to it's max, will it still be ok to use a Kilinger gasket.


Nope the gasket is just a gasket, won't do anything magical, wont expand to account for skimming.
If your at the limit the klinger is as valid as any other gasket.

You don't have to skim the head, you can give it the wet n dry skim and get the head checked at your nearest engineering shop.
Drag it in, stick it on the bench and they'll have a quick looksee with the ruler, cost you nothing.
max/min head size is 135.1/135 mill IIRC, someone else can double check that figure.

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i have just ordered a klinger head gasket for my 1995 rover turbo from motobuild at the cost of £65ish and have been reading all the posts about oil restrictors.
do i have to remove this or not? i have a mate who works for rover and nissan mostly nissan and he is doing the work and has not said any thing about removing the oil restrictor but he has never fitted an up rated gasket before and maybe he knows nothing about the fitting technics if they are different.
please help.
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i have just ordered a klinger head gasket for my 1995 rover turbo from motobuild at the cost of £65ish


:o :o HOW much....holly christ..!!!!

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Er dude tell motobodge to poke it the klinger on its own retails at £29.75 + vat.

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