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Reuse cometic headgasket

Can i reuse my $100 cometic head gasket?i read on about alot of people reusing them but what about on h22's,did anyone ever reused their headgaskets?the motor ran only like 2 hours and then i had to take everything apart.thanks
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Re: Reuse cometic headgasket

I don't see why you couldn't reuse it if there is no damage and you are putting it back together with the same parts..
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Re: Reuse cometic headgasket

i put a little dent in it when i was taking the head off cuz i have arp studs, is that fine??
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Re: Reuse cometic headgasket

is $100 worth risking your motor and all that work?



...buy a new gasket
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Re: Reuse cometic headgasket

do not reuse a head gasket . if you love your motor and your time you spend working on it is worth anything to you that is . always better to do it right once than have to do it twice ... ive never reused any head gasket ever .. just my 2 cents

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Re: Reuse cometic headgasket

use a new one man. don;t risk your motor over 100 bucks for a gasket
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Re: Reuse cometic headgasket

DONT reuse it. You already smashed it into all the nooks and crannies.

Would you reuse a condom? Same thing lol.
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Re: Reuse cometic headgasket

yeah but thats my 2nd $100 gasket from cometic.I had to take the head off this time cuz i broke of my cam cap bolts and now i have to take my head to the shop to take it out.so im just planning to craigslsit the car ones i fix it.so im just wondering if the headgasket would hold just enough so i can sell it.
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yeah but thats my 2nd $100 gasket from cometic.I had to take the head off this time cuz i broke of my cam cap bolts and now i have to take my head to the shop to take it out.so im just planning to craigslsit the car ones i fix it.so im just wondering if the headgasket would hold just enough so i can sell it.
we're not going to instruct you to half ass something that will most likely screw over whoever you sell the car to

fix it right. buy a new gasket.
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Would you reuse a condom? Same thing lol.

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