Head Gasket (BHW B5.5 Passat)
Manufacturer: Elring or Victor Reinz
- Determining Head Gasket Size- Please indicate number of circular holes (which determines thickness). DO NOT COUNT ELONGATED HOLES
If you need help determining this please let us know or use this DOCUMENT for the ALH engine. Essentially the same for the BHW.
Note: When replacing the engine block, rods, crankshaft, and especially pistons it is imperative to measure piston protrusion at TDC above the block deck in order to select the correct head gasket thickness. Projection MUST fall between .91mm and 1.20mm & have the appropriate head gasket thickness to achieve the correct compression ratio.