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    Can this gasket be reused a few times?

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ID:	224230 hey guys,can this exhaust gasket, part #18 its the double gasket,could it be used more than a few times...need to pull the U pipe again to do a custom air mod...thanks


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    I have used that gasket several times it all depends on how it looks. I usually spray them with copper coat for a good seal.

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    Ive reused them many many times... If the coating is still on the gasket, use silicon grease to re apply it. If the coating is peeled use the copper spray. Make sure you torq the bolts to factory specs or they will loosen up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Inkaddict View Post
    Ive reused them many many times... If the coating is still on the gasket, use silicon grease to re apply it. If the coating is peeled use the copper spray. Make sure you torq the bolts to factory specs or they will loosen up.
    that's good to know, its has sort of a skin on it....I used a light coat of marine grease on both sides of the gasket and all oem gaskets,except copper spray on Dplate gaskets ,no issues...just wondering if gasket can be used more than twice...I'll take a good at it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetdave56 View Post
    that's good to know, its has sort of a skin on it....I used a light coat of marine grease on both sides of the gasket and all oem gaskets,except copper spray on Dplate gaskets ,no issues...just wondering if gasket can be used more than twice...I'll take a good at it...
    Any metal gasket you want to use a bit of grease on it because it is a crushable gasket and needs the grease as lubricant. I use grease on all my paper gaskets too. I feel that they seal better, come off easier, and can reuse them many times. Copper gasket spray I only use on copper gaskets after they have been annealed(just a quick spray). I feel the copper sticks to too much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krispaintballz View Post
    Any metal gasket you want to use a bit of grease on it because it is a crushable gasket and needs the grease as lubricant. I use grease on all my paper gaskets too. I feel that they seal better, come off easier, and can reuse them many times.
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    copper coat can clog cooling ports

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    Gasket Tech makes a better gasket IMO than the OEM.

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