I want to make a survey only of those who have actually reused mls ej series head gaskets that have not been heat cycled. This thread is intended only as a survey of those who have done this. I did a dumb mistake the other day and needed to remove a head that I just had milled. I had torqued the head bolts before I noticed my mistake but hadn't assembled the engine any further. I pulled off the head and looked at the head gasket closely. I didn't notice any damage to the gasket and the gasket looked like new. Two local repair shops said they would buy another and it wasn't worth the risk to reuse the same gasket. The owner of the machine/repair shop that did the head milling said he had done it before and as long as none of the compound on the gasket had come off there wouldn't be any problem. I did a search on the forum and a few people had done this and just reused the same gasket with no problems. I want to start a survey here and see how many people have done this and what their results were. Just post if you have done this on a ej series engine with the mls gaskets. Post if it failed or succeeded, what engine and how many miles are on the engine after the reuse.
Edited by jelly man, 04 April 2013 - 02:19 AM.