head gasket


2 replies to this topic
  • yzingin426

Posted May 07, 2006 - 09:45 AM

#1

i would like to check my new to me 426 piston and cylinder. can i reuse the gaskets or do they have to be replaced everytime i pull the head off thanx :crazy:

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  • tmckeown

Posted May 07, 2006 - 10:04 AM

#2

Hi,

Get a new one, it will save you from grief.

Can you re-use a headgasket YES but it always be a taking a risk

Timo Mc

  • grayracer513

Posted May 07, 2006 - 12:51 PM

#3

Never reuse a head gasket, even if you assemble and then disassemble an engine without running it. They crush into place to seal when the head is torqued, and will not settle in the same way twice. You might get away with it, but for $15, is it worth the risk?





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