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Old 03-16-2011, 06:07 AM   #1
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Head gaskets, we took them off the BBC to do some work, they look fine, do they need to be replaced?
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Old 03-16-2011, 06:12 AM   #2
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Yes you can reuse them up to 4 times without a problem. I have had mine off and on 4 times now and not a problem one out of them. Anymore than that I would say replace them.
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Default Re: are Cometic gaskets reusable?

I've reused cometics and fel-pros on sbc and bbc's.
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Old 03-16-2011, 06:41 AM   #4
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I reused mine 9 or 10 times on my 632 engine.

Clean them good, including in between the layers. I used rubbing alcohol (cheap and it evaporates easy) and lots of compressed air.
Use carb & choke cleaner or such to get the oil off the outside.

Spray them with cooper gasket coat and your good to go!

When you torque them down, some oil will seap from the layers...no worries.

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Old 03-16-2011, 06:42 AM   #5
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If i have time to order new one i do...... but on a quick fix of something i did reuse with no problems. My engine guy said just clean real well and spray with copper sealer.... worked no problem.
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Old 03-16-2011, 07:01 AM   #6
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Default Re: are Cometic gaskets reusable?

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I reused mine 9 or 10 times on my 632 engine.

Clean them good, including in between the layers. I used rubbing alcohol (cheap and it evaporates easy) and lots of compressed air.
Use carb & choke cleaner or such to get the oil off the outside.

Spray them with cooper gasket coat and your good to go!

When you torque them down, some oil will seap from the layers...no worries.

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I've been told this too!! I've reused my Felp-pro head gasket 4-5 times with Cooper Seal sprayed on there with no issue's.
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Old 03-16-2011, 07:25 AM   #7
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Default Re: are Cometic gaskets reusable?

I reuse mine up to 5 times could go more i suppose no prob with copper coat!
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found this surfin da web good to know
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