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Old 02-01-2010, 07:27 PM   #1
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Default Can you reuse fel-pro permatorque head gaskets?

Would it be wise to reuse these gaskets? I have a couple of used sets from rebuilds. It's a hundred dollars that I could spend elsewhere if it'd be ok. They aren't blown out or anything.

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Old 02-01-2010, 08:16 PM   #2
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no why would you want to skimp on 100.00 gaskets with all the money you have spent? Is it really worth leaking head gaskets
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Some are reusable and I'm just asking. These actually look great to be honest. Do you know if these can be reused?
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I have reused them several times. Just make sure you use your same torque sequence. Never had a problem.
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Cool Re: Can you reuse fel-pro permatorque head gaskets?

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no why would you want to skimp on 100.00 gaskets with all the money you have spent? Is it really worth leaking head gaskets

I don't think its about skimping but i tend to use them only twice as i notice the outer ring on the mls ware off-(i mainly do ls engines )

i have never had a issue with using them only twice-

I know some had gone a season with them before a refresh of the whole engine-
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Default Re: Can you reuse fel-pro permatorque head gaskets?

Why not, I have in the past. Is it a N/A deal or ?? Give them a light coat of Permatex Copper Head Gasket Spray.
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Default Re: Can you reuse fel-pro permatorque head gaskets?

I think I'm going to save my hundred dollars and reuse these. One set only had six passes when a rod bearing spun. I will probably try the copper spray as well. BTW, these are the marine gaskets that are a little stouter to begin with.

Anyone ever heard of putting a light layer of marine grease on head gaskets? An old guy told me to do this years ago. I didn't do this on this engine but maybe it was the old way to do things before copper spray.
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no why would you want to skimp on 100.00 gaskets with all the money you have spent? Is it really worth leaking head gaskets
I agree.
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Old 02-02-2010, 01:35 AM   #9
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remember its more than just the gasket material you need to worry about.....the sealing ring around the cylinder bore has been compressed on the 1st use....just a thought...I have never reused them...not worth my time to have to do it again if it would leak
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I've reused them quite a few times
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