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Old 04-13-2005, 08:43 PM
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head gaskets

i put a set of felpro permatorque head gasket on my 327 i had the torque set too high(85) and i over torqued them i am going to put the double humps on another 350 can i reuse these gaskets or did i crush them. I never turned the motor over with them on they were on for about an hour.

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Old 04-13-2005, 08:46 PM
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I have been taught to never re-use headgaskets. A new set of gaskets is cheap insurance in the long run. IMO.
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I would not re-use it or the head bolts. You over torqued them, that in itself tells me not to re-use them.

There are some re-usable head gaskets out there but, if they were even over torqued I wouldn;t re-use them.

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Old 04-13-2005, 10:55 PM
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I wouldn't re-use them either

I just recently did the head gaskets on my roadmaster (350) & when i put it back together the car wouldn't start (I had a hell-of-a-time) so i took it back apart, but whien i took it back apart I bought new gaskets & bolts I believe they were something like $40.00 all together.
It's a chevy thank god, there cheap to work on

hope this helps you

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Old 04-14-2005, 12:03 AM
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Headgaskets are cheap. I dont know about you but my time isn't. Id rather spend the 40 bucks and 3-4 hours than risk 40 and 8-9 hours.
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8 or 9 hours! Man that's quick. I've always found just putting a set of heads on a v8 takes me a good part of a day let alone removing heads, cleaning up the block, intake, bolts, holes, measuring here and there and chucking the heads back on! Oh, and the back pains......now where's my walking frame?
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Well I figure 8-9 hours of strictly working. Once you cutout the time you take to scratch your arse, get a drink, play with the radio stations, etc, youd be surpised at how fast things can get done.
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so that's like football time then...
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