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    Can you reuse the head gasket?

    I want to remove the center layer from my head gasket. Can I reuse the one that is on it now or should I buy a new one.


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    Sorry

    It is a 2000 gp1200r

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    maybe, a lot of us do reuse them but you really shouldn't

    I now always keep a spare around just in case I need to remove the head

    everytime you rebolt down the gasket it compresses it some more - eventually (3 or 4 times) it won't seal propoperly

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    I use mine twice..then file 13...I got one from wfo it is the 2005 gasket with bigger water holes in it.

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    Can copper sealent spray (like for the exhaust) be used on the head gasket ?

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    Like this one....
    http://permatex.carshopinc.com/produ...id/42287/80697
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    It's not recomended... I used it once, and had all it did was leak.

    It's best to get a new gasket.

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    gaskets

    best to keep 1 or 2 on hand. Not worth the leaking external or even worse internal leaking?? My time is worth 40 bucks and possible engine damage

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrbtd View Post
    Can copper sealent spray (like for the exhaust) be used on the head gasket ?

    I've always used it on my motor, never any problems. Use it on the exhaust gaskets and VF3 install also.

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    Can copper sealent spray (like for the exhaust) be used on the head gasket ?


    I've always used it on my motor, never any problems. Use it on the exhaust gaskets and VF3 install also.


    2nd that

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