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    can i re use the head gasket on my 951?

    well i bought a full gasket kit form some douche bag company and they sent me the wrong kit, for a di plus missing many parts, so i am out the money for it and need to get this stupid motor back together. are the head gaskets re usable? mines split between the two layers but looks ok. i need to get this ski out of my friends house but cant till i get it together. ive been waiting for a month now for these gaskets and need to get this ski out. my ski is a 98 gsxl 951 carb


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    It is not recommended to reuse gaskets especially head gaskets but I have seen it done with no ill effects.
    So on your head be it !

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    Try copper spray, many use it so they don't have to buy new head gaskets all the time.

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    Ive had two 951s with oem new hg leak water at high rpms!

    I sure wouldint. But up to you!

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    i would rather not but my ski has been at my buddies garage for 3 months, fixed one thing then, the motor detonated, by the tiem i got all the parts it was already two months, ordered a wsm gasket kit for the 951 on the 8th of august and till this day the a hole wont send me the proper gasket kit and ebay is taking forever to take care of this crap. i would of sent the wrong kit back i had have already installed the base gasket, and torqued it down with the old head gasket, the guy kept saying he is gonna send the right ones and never did. so now i am disputing the matter........... in the mean time the ski is all apart in my buddies garage

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98gsxl951 View Post
    i would rather not but my ski has been at my buddies garage for 3 months, fixed one thing then, the motor detonated, by the tiem i got all the parts it was already two months, ordered a wsm gasket kit for the 951 on the 8th of august and till this day the a hole wont send me the proper gasket kit and ebay is taking forever to take care of this crap. i would of sent the wrong kit back i had have already installed the base gasket, and torqued it down with the old head gasket, the guy kept saying he is gonna send the right ones and never did. so now i am disputing the matter........... in the mean time the ski is all apart in my buddies garage

    I just ordered a OEM gasket from perry performance group for when i rebuild mine due to water ingestions.

    Was here the next day 50.00 with shipping....

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    I would check out Parker Yamaha too for price comparison.

    http://www.parkeryamaha.com/personal...raftparts.aspx

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    delete double post oops

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    Parkers pretty good, but takes so loooong for shipping to the east coast.

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    try fleabay, they are a lil cheaper and faster.

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