Should i reuse my new head gasket?



Ben9919591

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#1
I have a 03 civic si hatch. put in my new head gasket(Victor Reinz multilayer) that has rubber coating on both sides. I tightened my head bolts to spec and the last bolt i needed to tighten snapped on me. It snapped because i reused my head bolts which i should have bought new ones but i took my chance and it failed on me. So what i am saying is can i re use the head gasket? I had it on for 10-20 min and i took it off.
 


Ben9919591

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#3
i appreciate your opinion. And I am definitely going to do that because the gasket is brand new.
 


Decipher

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#4
Yea, the worry with reusing head gaskets is that the material becomes brittle and porous, allowing for cracks and leaks... your brand new gasket hasn't even been exposed to the conditions that cause that kind of wear. You're good.
 

emerican

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#5
^ agree it should be fine to reuse
 

speedygonzales

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#6
should be just fine... just a tad bit flatter lol. but you haven't exposed it to any heat so you should be good
 




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