Gasket Professor-Can I re-use my head gaskets?
Hi I am running your titan gaskets at the moment on my sb chev … i have a ring seal issue with the motor at the moment.The 1st time i fired the motor it ran for @ 5min theni pulled the heads of to inspect the bores.The 2nd time it ran for 2 15min and now i had to pull the motor apart.Can i still reuse the titan gaskets.Motor runs water and i seal the gaskets with threebond each time.Will this be ok Thanks
Gasket Professor Answer:
Yes. You can re-use the Titan or Pro Copper style head gaskets several times, only if the head gaskets are cleaned carefully. If a buildup of sealant occurs, combustion pressure will not be contained as the Head/Gasket/Block will become separated by a layer of sealant which cannot withstand combustion pressure and heat. Metal-to-metal contact of the Head/Gasket/Block at the O-ring is required to achieve the best combustion seal.