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200tdi Head gasket

Simon Smith

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Two years ago I replaced the head gasket and the bolts, the head had a light skim and all was well for a while. A few months later and it developed a slight oil leak at the front of the head, now the leak is getting worse and I think I need to do the job again. 


I seem to remember a discussion about the different quality of various gaskets and that some were prone to leaking in this area. 


Which gasket is considered the best available by everyone? I really don't want to keep having to do this. 

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1 hour ago, western said:

Elring everytime for my 200tdi,

the oil leak maybe from the semi circle seal at front of cylinder head & rocker cover 

I've done the rocker cover seals. You can see oil seeping out of the cylinder head joint with the engine running, and I think it started to "chuff" quietly today too. 

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