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Cylinder Head Gasket - which one?

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Oil is poring down the engine block - so time to bend over and change the cylinder head gasket. But which one?

I drive 1999 300Tdi.

The Microcat indicates there are 4 gasket options:

- 1 Hole 1.30 mm (ERR5261)

- 2 Holes 1.40 mm (ERR5262)

- 3 Holes 1.50 mm (ERR5263)

- 1.60 mm (ERR7154)

Can somebody advise on how to figure out which one to order?

Obviously I want to order before I dismantle the car - the work have to be done over the weekend and I have no plans to dismantle it only to find out which one to order. Ordering all 4 of them is also not a good idea - I'm not from UK :-)

Thx in advance,


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on the engines right hand side, look along the head to block joint you should find a tab sticking out in front of one of the headbolts, this tab will have 1,2, 3 or no holes, if it has for example 2 holes, then on replacement you need a head gasket with 2 holes or some just use the no hole gasket which is the thickest of the 4 head gaskets as you can see from the list you included in your question.

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