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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-11-2008, 04:49 PM Thread Starter
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are stock manifold gaskets reuseable?

im starring at these dirty steel gaskets that came off my used 2002 5.4 pi heads, (they shipped with the manifolds still attached...) should i toss them? they look fine and are made of metal so logic tells me put them in a box and use them when i do my swap. would that be the way to go? or do these things compress? ive never delt with exhaust before so i am clueless

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-11-2008, 06:18 PM
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if i rememeber right i think u can reuse them there a 3 or 4 layer gasket. i didn't reuse mine cause new ones are cheap. but i have heard of ppl reusing them.

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yes you can reuse them! never use aftermarket paper gaskets.

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yes the paper ones suck. i got the copper gaskets right now

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balanced & blueprinted block. by my dad & I @ (The Engine Shop INC.) i'm running manley forged i beam rods, forged manely .020 16cc dish pistons, forged 8 bolt crankshaft thats been polished, corba high volume oil pump, block has been align bored & decked. ported and polished early production heads, heads have been milled, 3 angle valve grind, ported exhaust manifolds, gasket matched intake, dual inlet dual outlet dynomax turbo muffler underseat with 3inch turndowns. transmission heavy duty clutches, b&m shift kit, frrp t lock with 373.
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pi swap with some comp cams and the new trickflow intake, high stall torque converter and mark 8 drive shaft, kooks 3/4 lenth headers and xcal2
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