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Old 10-21-2007, 11:49 PM   #1
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Has anyone one the club had occasion to re-use their new-style aluminum LIM gaskets?

(In a related question, any chance the rubber end seals can be re-used?)
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Has anyone one the club had occasion to re-use their new-style aluminum LIM gaskets?

(In a related question, any chance the rubber end seals can be re-used?)
i know that 30 bucks is 30 bucks, but is it really wort it to re-use em? or is this more of a time issue, rather than cost?
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Actually, it'* more like 50 bucks , but yes, it is more about cost than anything else.
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I was going to do this, but upon closer inspection I noticed that the silicone part of the gasket had a few splits or cracks... I'm sure I could have reused them, but I wasn't going to put my trust into them... So I bought new ones

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Actually, it'* more like 50 bucks , but yes, it is more about cost than anything else.
thats right, i was thinking the rego-plasteeques
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by guy that is building the 8 second ZZP race car reuses the plastic ones.. i dont see why you couldn't reuse the metal ones
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Yup...sure did on motor #2. They held find for all 10 miles of it'* life. No signs of them leaking. Clean the RTV off the end seals and bottoms as best you can and if they look good., go for it.

My second set on the spur of the moment..cost $70 from a local stealership.
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The decision is yours, but I wouldn't risk the integrity of a motor for a used gasket savings.
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The decision is yours, but I wouldn't risk the integrity of a motor for a used gasket savings.
Especially for gaskets that aren't exactly quick and easy to get to in the event of a failure. IMO, $50 spent is good insurance.
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by guy that is building the 8 second ZZP race car reuses the plastic ones.. i dont see why you couldn't reuse the metal ones
I guess if you tear your motor apart a lot it might save some money in the long run but I personally wouldn't risk it.
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