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 Post subject: reusing headgasket
Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 1:11 pm 
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is it possible to re use a mls-r 1.3mm headgask[quote][/quote]et?its been used for id say 4-5 hours.and another question if i am able to re use it i would have to spray copper spray on it?

 

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 Post subject: Re: reusing headgasket
Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 1:25 pm 
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My suggestion...no...but then again I have never re-used one. From my understanding, once squashed, it won't seal the same again.

 

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 Post subject: Re: reusing headgasket
Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 1:37 pm 
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I'd say scrap it and buy a new one for peace of mind.

 

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 Post subject: Re: reusing headgasket
Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 1:56 pm 
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Replace it as you would have crushed the flame rings in the gasket and rendered it unuseable. If you look at a new gasket, the metal bore seals and water jacket seals are raised, the old one you have you will see they were flattened out when you torqued it down. They will never seal properly again so grab another otherwise you will be re-doing your head gasket within 1000km.

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 Post subject: Re: reusing headgasket
Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 6:11 pm 
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i sure will replace it then,dont want to corners again it ends up costing double.thanks for the answer guys

 

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