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Old 02-24-2010, 05:57 AM   #21
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I did a search but didn't come up with the answer.
I took apart the intake on my 99 and was wondering if I can reuse the 3 metal gaskets:
- engine to manifold
- between 2 halfs of manifold
- manifold to throttle body

Knowing Mazda, they're probably cost an arm and a leg
the last two I've reused about a million times.

No idea on the engine to manifold gasket though.
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I hope they can. I've had mine off and back on half a dozen times.
I've also bent the **** out of mine several times and they still seal fine. They probably work because I'm the **** though.
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i do occasionally shmear some anti-seize on them just for fun. then I regret it next time I take them off and get that **** all over.
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I just know, when I swapped my head after porting it, the the IM gasket was warped and the bead flattened after removal. Once I refit it, the coolant leaked right out of it. No amount of torquing the bolts/nuts would cure it.
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I just bought all new gaskets. I don't want to chance any more **** leaking.
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the last two I've reused about a million times.

No idea on the engine to manifold gasket though.
Same here, Im just careful with them and always inspect them before I reinstall but haven't had any problems so far.
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