Old Cylinder Head Gasket

Old 07-15-13, 04:44 PM
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Old Cylinder Head Gasket

I started a thread in the past and had such great help help from so many of you, and i'm very thankful to you. I have been having such a hellish time trying to get my PW back into service. I got everything I need, with the exception of the cylinder head gasket. In fact, I just picked up the one today that I had ordered last week and they certainly don't match. The one on the left is the original metal gasket, and the one on the right is the new one(part# as per the cust serv rep from generac). I am sick and tired of going through all of this. My question is: since the cyl head gasket is metal and is still in tact, can it be reused on the new cyl head(of course providing I clean it up)? If so, what would I clean it up with? Many thanks to all.

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Old 07-15-13, 04:49 PM
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If you can not find a new one than I would just clean up the old one and use it again. I think there is some sealer you can spray on the gasket and or head that may help. Think the sealer spray is a copper stuff made for head gaskets.
Old 07-15-13, 07:09 PM
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They gave you a valve cover gasket. Someone doesn't know how to look up or order parts at your retail supplier. I won't say I've never re-used a head gasket. If it looks good and you gotta have it now, try it out and see.
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One thing I would take the time to do is tape a piece of emery cloth to a piece of plate glass and hone the head to make sure it is perfectly flat.

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