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 Post subject: new extractors. DO I NEED A NEW GASKET FOR MANIFOLDS?
Posted: Sat May 19, 2007 4:34 pm 
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it has a new gasket which has been put on etc. only 2000k's old tho. jus wondering if i need a new one b/c its been "squashed"?
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Posted: Sat May 19, 2007 4:54 pm 
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yes you do otherwise there is a high possibilty you will have a manifold leak my rule of thumb is always replace o rings gaskets ect when doing something for the small expensis not only saves time later but possibly more costly damage

 

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Posted: Sun May 20, 2007 1:05 pm 
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is there anything else that needs to be done?
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Posted: Sun May 20, 2007 2:06 pm 
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I have re-used exhaust and inlet manifold gaskets before, never had a problem myself. I guess it's upto you, aslong as the gasket isn't stuffed when you take it off it should be fine.
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Posted: Sun May 20, 2007 4:18 pm 
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personally i don't see it worth it for saving $10.00. THe hour or half an hour that it would take me to remove the manifold again and refit a new gasket later on if the reused gasket leaks is just not worth it.
it's never a great idea to reuse gaskets.

 

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Posted: Sun May 20, 2007 6:46 pm 
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exactly what i said more problems then anythin else

 

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Posted: Sun May 20, 2007 10:01 pm 
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i would say just buy one or use sicicone gasket but would proply be cheaper to get a new one, saves dramers... GL

 

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Posted: Mon May 21, 2007 11:09 pm 
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I have reused reasonably fresh gaskets before with no issues down the track.
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