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Thread: Use SHO/FZ Head gasket
07-22-2010, 06:01 PM #1
Use SHO/FZ Head gasket
So, say you have just installed you head and torqued it down. Just to find out the next day that you need to remove the head to change something. The engine was never ran.
I certainly do would not want to take any chances, but I have been through several head gaskets at $100+ a pop with a few of them never being used in an engine that was ran.
07-22-2010, 06:06 PM #2
Unfortunately I have no idea. What kind of gasket is it?
07-22-2010, 06:39 PM #3
07-22-2010, 06:50 PM #4
Not knowing the exact composition of the gasket in question, I can add that I have personally re-used metal head gaskets and multi layer metal gaskets. Copper mostly, by heating them with a propane torch and then quenching them in water. Never had an issue doing those on heads. Like I said, I am not familiar with the gasket that goes on our engines. (yet).
07-23-2010, 02:27 AM #5
im new to forced induction ski's. But very familiar with forced induction cars. head gaskets are head gaskets. we use multilayer cometics or gm mls head gaskets in our cars and we reuse them 2,3,4,5 times depending on the reason why to motor is apart. We actually drill the rivets that hold them together and hylomar all the layers together. IMO i dont see any reason why you can't reuse them considering their brand new. just my 2 cents.
07-23-2010, 07:01 AM #6
07-23-2010, 07:03 AM #7
07-23-2010, 09:53 AM #8
i would re use but only as long as it is 100% and shows no signs of damage
07-23-2010, 11:15 AM #9
Well crap. So far the results show exactly why I would ask in the first place.
07-23-2010, 03:57 PM #10
i have been in the exact same position and reused it with out and problems at all
ski now has 30+ hours on it with that gasket
all will be sweet dude
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