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Compression ratio...

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Does a thicker headgasket increase or decrease compression ratio? I'm thinking since it's gonna be taller, it's gonna increase stroke and increase cr. Someone tell me if I am right and if not, let me know. Thanks.
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Re: Compression ratio... (A2 VW)

if you have a thicker head gasket, you will increase the size of your combustion chamber. Your stroke won't change unless you have a longer connecting rod or a different crank (or taller piston). So since the stroke is the same and the combustion chamber is larger, you will have a lower compression ratio..
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