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Re Using Turbo Oil Outlet Pipe Gaskets?

I am pretty sure the answer is yes, but want to confirm to avoid an oily mess and having to pull everything back out again.

Can I re use my gaskets? They look like new (have less than 1,000km on them), but I want to make sure they don't have some magical one time use, crushing properties I am overlooking.

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Yes you can. I've done it before. I think the shop manual may be referring to paper gaskets, I think the originals were paper and were VERY hard to re-use.

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Yes you can. I've done it before. I think the shop manual may be referring to paper gaskets, I think the originals were paper and were VERY hard to re-use.

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Thanks Dale!

I figured as much, but I am being my usual paranoid self and worrying about a hot exhaust plus leaking oil when I eventually fire her up!
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I found that putting an extremely light coating of Toyota fipg on those gaskets seals them up perfectly. I re-used my also very low mileage gaskets and it leaked just a tiny bit. Just enough to be annoying. Cleaned the surfaces and added a hair of fipg on both sides and it doesn't leak at all now. I put so little that when i tightened it down, none splooged out the sides.
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New is always preferred, but if the black rubberized coating is intact they can be reused. A thin layer of sealant helps, just make sure you don't gum up the oil passages.
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Originally Posted by cr-rex View Post
I found that putting an extremely light coating of Toyota fipg on those gaskets seals them up perfectly. I re-used my also very low mileage gaskets and it leaked just a tiny bit. Just enough to be annoying. Cleaned the surfaces and added a hair of fipg on both sides and it doesn't leak at all now. I put so little that when i tightened it down, none splooged out the sides.
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New is always preferred, but if the black rubberized coating is intact they can be reused. A thin layer of sealant helps, just make sure you don't gum up the oil passages.

I will double check the coating, but these should be like new.

Appreciate the suggestion on the thin layer of sealant
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Decided I don't want to take any chances with a leak after I have installed everything.

Just got all brand new gaskets in the mail - thanks for the input everyone!
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