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The head rings come as part of the gasket kit 021 198 009 (A?).
I don't know where the popular myth came from saying that the rings were unnecessary. Vege machine their heads with a step, as do AMC; neither need the ring. All other heads do use the rings unless you want to add a bit of compression. I've had a few old units without rings where the barrel has not been seating against the head properly.

The water boxer has the same studs and the same type of rings, what is interesting is that the torque for the WBX head is 37ft lbs or 50MN for Johnny Foreigner.

Whatever route you take, lightly grind the barrel into the head to ensure that you have full sealing across the face.
 
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