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Old 01-26-2006, 02:28 PM   #1
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Re-useable gaskets?

In the near future I'm wanting to replace my head gaskets and the upper/lower intake gaskets.

Can I reuse the TB gasket? I know there's a couple other small gaskets I need to account for but I didn't know which ones or if any can be used again.
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Re: Re-useable gaskets?

i would just replace them, no need in cutting corners and having to just redo parts of it again.
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Re: Re-useable gaskets?

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i would just replace them, no need in cutting corners and having to just redo parts of it again.
very true but i don't want to replace something that's not broken. The reason i'm replacing the HG's is just to be on the safe side so i don't blow them. guess i'll try to find a good package deal on gaskets then.
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Re: Re-useable gaskets?

RPM has a top end swap gasket kit for a good price. I think its in the 130-150 range, but you get alot. Alll Fel-Pro too. While your at it cam your car lol.
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Re: Re-useable gaskets?

Don't reuse them. You can go to a parts house like Advance and get the gaskets from Felpro for less than $100 I think.
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Re: Re-useable gaskets?

I would not reuse the tb gasket
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Re: Re-useable gaskets?

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Don't reuse them. You can go to a parts house like Advance and get the gaskets from Felpro for less than $100 I think.
and Felpro will be adequate for forced induc?
I know some people get gaskets and spray copper on them but I don't know if all those little tricks work or not.
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Re: Re-useable gaskets?

Ok so i checked RPM and his topend swap goes for $190. some of the stuff included I won't need so i'll try and find them seperately elsewhere i guess.

But one other question...Isn't there a gasket material you can buy by the sheet and make your own cut outs? I was thinking maybe for TB and other little areas I could go a less expensive route and get some quality ones for the heads and intakes.
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Re: Re-useable gaskets?

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I know some people get gaskets and spray copper on them but I don't know if all those little tricks work or not.
Yes they do.
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Re: Re-useable gaskets?

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Yes they do.
I checked at work tonight and a head gasket set is about $170 bucks and manifold set is $30 if I remember correctly, but these are Alabama prices...

I had to pass a seminar on selling Felpro gaskets and (I do realize it was the company that made the seminar but) I found out that they are really top of the line gaskets. For forced induction, unless you have a pre-99, you won't have problems with gaskets, especially not Felpro.

HOWEVER!!! Felpro does sell some cheapy gaskets for the tight wads that buy copper plugs and $15 spark plug wires and $15 dollar brake pads. Don't get those.
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Re: Re-useable gaskets?

thanks for checking. I fall into the category of being a tight wad but latey buying stuff cheap hasn't paid off for me so i guess i'll have to dig deeper into my wallet. i'm too damn stubborn to spend money that's not for a necessity like food and gas.
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Re: Re-useable gaskets?

Just don't take off the TB, then you don't need a new gasket. A head gasket set generally doesn't come with a TB gasket. Also it may not include an EGR gasket.
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Re: Re-useable gaskets?

Actually every T/B I have taken off the gasket stayed in great shape and I reused it. But I agree with Horse, Just dont take it off!!!!
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Re: Re-useable gaskets?

NEVER and I do mean NEVER reuse a gasket. I've been in the biz for 30 years. And I can tell you, if you do, you're asking for a leak.
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Re: Re-useable gaskets?

Yea? What about valve cover gaskets meant to be reused. And dont some oil/tranny pans have reusable gaskets on them. Not all gaskets are reusable, but some are. My throttlebody has been on and off atleast 5 times and it is still leak free. The gasket for the upperintake to lower intake on a singleport is able to be reused as long as it is properly prepped. I have reused mine twice and no leaks yet. Spray some copper sprayagasket on it and it seal as well as a new one.

Other gaskets that are subjected to extreme temperature changes or that collapse when you torque down are no reusable. i.e. header gaskets, heads, timing cover, egr among others.

And I also agree with Corey, Just dont take the throttlebody off. Just take the upper off. Less work.
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Re: Re-useable gaskets?

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Yea? What about valve cover gaskets meant to be reused. And dont some oil/tranny pans have reusable gaskets on them. Not all gaskets are reusable, but some are. My throttlebody has been on and off atleast 5 times and it is still leak free. The gasket for the upperintake to lower intake on a singleport is able to be reused as long as it is properly prepped. I have reused mine twice and no leaks yet. Spray some copper sprayagasket on it and it seal as well as a new one.

Other gaskets that are subjected to extreme temperature changes or that collapse when you torque down are no reusable. i.e. header gaskets, heads, timing cover, egr among others.

And I also agree with Corey, Just dont take the throttlebody off. Just take the upper off. Less work.
They have to be specified as reusable, otherwise, you don't reuse them.
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