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    dont know where to post this but im hoping to get an answer here.

    im about to take my valve cover off to do some paint work on it. Do i have to replace the gasket on it once i take it off?

    it only has 40k miles on it and doesnt leak. id rather not spend 35 dollars to buy a new gasket if i dont need it.
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  • #2
    You could probably just use some RTV to seal around it before you put it back on.

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    • #3
      I used Permatex gasket maker
      i dont know if you want to use it or not but the black one is the one made for GM
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      • #4
        is it possible to reuse the stock gasket again?
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Twizted_ion
          is it possible to reuse the stock gasket again?
          Originally posted by 93 Saturn SL2
          You could probably just use some RTV to seal around it before you put it back on.
          Let me clearify...

          You could probably, but not 100% sure use the RTV to seal around the old gasket. I know that there is something out there that my friend was going to use on his oil pan that allowed him to reuse the gasket. It just sealed around it.

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          • #6
            dont bother... it will prolly rip..

            either get a new gasket or use RTV

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            • #7
              Don't know about IONs but the S-series with the composite cover it's just alot easier to just buy a new gasket. I don't like chancing it with rtv and I wouldn't reuse the gasket. I reused mine once and it leaked like crazy even though it looked good. I took it off and used rtv. Lasted about 2 weeks and leaked again. Finally went and got a new gasket and it solved the problem. Then I had to scrub the oil off my block [img]{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_mad.gif[/img]

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              • #8
                aight, thx for the replys. guess ill order the gasket set. just didnt want to pay 35-40 for it just so i can paint the valve cover.......
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                • #9
                  I reused mine plus a little rtv and no leaks.

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                  • #10
                    If the gasket is good, you can re-use it.
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                    • #11
                      Do they sell gaskets online? My local stealership seems to markup prices on EVERYTHING.. so I want to see if there's a cheaper place to get it.
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                      • #12
                        http://www.saturnparts.net not sure if it's cheaper compared dealership around you but they are compared to here
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