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Just curious. New ones are pretty $$ just for a gasket......
 

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yes, used mine 3 times already. just check for nicks in them
 

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Thank you.
 

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that and put a little silicone on it not a whole lot just to make sure it seals good.
 

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they are the same style of gasket as an intake manifold gasket. you can reuse almost all gaskets on these cars except for the heads obviously.
 

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dont be cheap just get a new one. for something stupid like that its not worth the head ache
Hmmm... Only one person I can think of with a Sonic Blue Cobra, that would give such a reply......

If they are re-useable, I will re-use them. Enough said. BTW I am far from cheap.:bigwink:
 

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i'm going off my experience, i also reused my intake manifold gaskets, my headers gaskets and even my fuel hat gasket, everything sealed, you just have to inspect the gasket for any damage to make sure.
 

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Well let me ask you guys this then... I never saw anything about the head gaskets that would make me think they could not be re-used.. So why not? especially on a stockish / bolt on car (relatively low power)... That being said, I replaced my head gaskets along with the oil pan gasket.. Only reason I didnt re- use the one for the oil pan is I broke it..Anyone have an answer?
 

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i believe the gaskets have the rubber down the middle that get squished and are made of rubber. Rubber has a memory in it that lets it return to its original form. Head gaskets are not rubber and also get squished to the form of the head. Once pulled apart there is no memory int the gasket and prolly will not be guaranteed to seal the next round.
 
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