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Do you have to replace them each time? Assuming you don't use any kind of extra gasket material. Sorry if this is a stupid question.
 

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Specifically the left and right side covers, stator cover and oil slinger cover. Thanks in advance
 

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Oil "slinger" cover is o-ringed.... Definately reusable if you remove the cover carefully.
I'd replace the others you mentioned...(Buy one new set and use as templates for hand-cut gaskets...)
Only "worry" point is when/if replacing the cam journal gaskets.... The cams must be shimmed to have correct "sideplay", so thicker gaskets are/can be problematic....Depends on the paper thickness you use of course....
 

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Hand cut gaskets....searching for that thread and material.
 

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Trace and cut-out..... A "Harbour Freight" set of hole punches helps and is inexpensive.
Gasket paper available in rolls at the nerest auto-parts stores......
 

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Bill had a good idea some time back. He recommended photo copying the gaskets and then you can use them as a template.
 

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Great ideas and I will order a complete set and grab a roll of that stock paper and a 12 pack and get cutting. Thanks guys!!
 

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Using grease on the gaskets will help with keeping them in position for fitting and also when taking off covers. Many gasgets can be reused if they are removed carefully. You have be sensible though if it looks knackerd then it probably is best not to reuse it. Using Grease cannot be done on the cylinder head gasket though as it is there to hold the firey contents of the combustion chamber.
 

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ok, forgot to ask and was searching the web. How thick? There is .25 to 1 mil?? I have a set of new gaskets coming and I guess I could try and measure the thickness? Probably going to cut the side covers and points cover first.
 
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