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Old 09-08-2006, 01:06 PM   #11
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I reused mine, no leaks from what I can tell.
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If they are the layered metal kind you can reuse them.
But if there the soft, metal o-ringed kind they usually rip.. If thats what you had and they didn't rip you could probably use them.
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I have reused Lead donuts before, But that depends on how much wear they have... You can tell if they are done... My cross over donut looked like new.... The rear mani to downpipe on my 95 was spent and had to be replaced...

On the 97 and later the rear mani to downpippe should be reuseable, but it it looks bad or damaged in any manner I'd replaced it..

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*wonders why i didnt post pictures originally*

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Because..you didn't know the difference in teh layered metal vs the others.
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ok yes i didnt... but these are def the layered gaskets, just like head gaskets

moving on to the donut gaskets, don you said reused them, how the hell do you get them off in one piece.. with the ones i have ever installed, they required some serious beating to get on the pipe.
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