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Old 01-03-2017, 07:57 AM   #1
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Reusing head gasket

Can they be reused?

I recently had to change the profile gasket on my m42, however once I had everything torqued down, I noticed the profile gasket was "rolled" and not seated properly.

I hadn't even installed the timing system yet, when I noticed this.

Can I reuse the brand new Goetze head gasket I installed if I take the head off? I'm going to buy new head bolts as they are stretch bolts, but is the gasket reusable?
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so if you didnt get it like that did you glue fuzzy oil to the entire thing?
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Old 01-03-2017, 08:11 AM   #2
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I wouldn't.


..and never have.
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Only if you want to pull the head a 3rd time.
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Old 01-03-2017, 09:07 AM   #4
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As you already torqued it down and deformed the gasket you should just spend the $30 and get a new one rather than risk that it won't seal.
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Figured, I was just hoping to get everything buttoned up tonight, instead of waiting a few days for the parts to come in, oh well, thanks for the replies
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