LT1-LT4 Modifications 1993-97 Gen II Small Block V8

Reuse Felpro 1074 Head Gaskets?

Old 04-15-2019, 07:53 PM
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 248
Default Reuse Felpro 1074 Head Gaskets?

Hey guys,

long story short I just pulled my heads off my engine because I needed to reshim my valve springs. The engine has 0 run time prior with the new head gaskets. Can I reuse the gaskets or are they junk now?
Greg88 is offline  
Old 04-15-2019, 08:21 PM
Man-Crush Warning
iTrader: (1)
Shownomercy's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 2,573

I would not reuse em.
Shownomercy is offline  
Old 04-15-2019, 09:57 PM
Village Troll
iTrader: (2)
SS RRR's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Jackstandican
Posts: 9,679

You can, but you should not. Don’t even risk it. Head gaskets compress when the heads are torqued down. Once compressed they do not spring back to their original shape which can lead to coolant leaks/blown head gasket/possibly coolant in oil, etc....
Get new ones.
SS RRR is online now  
Old 04-16-2019, 02:58 AM
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 248

Ok! Thanks, just ordered new ones!!
Greg88 is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

About Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Your question will be posted in: