re use head gaskets,,, i know i know other threads
have the perma torque felpro head gaskets... i have torqued them down twice now and new time/ final time will be three times. I have never ran the motor or filled it with coolant. called Federal Mogal told them they exact same thing, tech support guy said you can reuse as long as you never filled it with fluids or started it.
Im more than likely going to use them no matter what anyone else says (hell the manufacture said to run them). i would like to hear from someone that has been in the same boat as me and if you had any issue reusing torqued gaskets.
Fel-pro tech told you to re-use compressed gaskets? Once they are compressed, they aren't re-usable. Good for mock up only. Period. But hey, since you don't care what anyone here tells you, go ahead, run em.
I also feel that replacing them would be best due to an additional tear down if the go after you get it together and run it. Sounds like you already had your mind set on not listening before you posted, so that is your call.
dude why take the risk! all that work for noting. you know how pissed you would be if they leak. just spend the few bucks. being cheap now only cost more later.
because i have done it once before with no negative consequences. the only difference this time is that i had the heads on and off one more time this time than last time.
im going to re use them if they leak then i wont do it again.