a few of fords gaskets are reusable, most of them re rubber, like Kickn said, such as the valve cover, the intake manifold, and the TB01FOCUSSE20 said:Never re-use any gasket because it will probably end up leaking, plus it's off and its just as easy to replace it if it's a money thing don't do it until you have the money IMO
thats why they have a torque setting..lol, i've had mine off at least a good 8 times...and the stock gasket is still on with no leaksctracing said:The magnisium metal valve cover is es a completely different gasket than the plastic valve cover. If you have the metal valve cover you should replace the gasket. I have seen several of them break inhalf.
liquid: i think he was referring more to the 2000 w/ different gasketliquid01 said:I gotta side with kickin on this I have had mine (2001) rubber off at least 6-8 times and still no leaks this is even with a modded head so a different seat all together.Mine is the black with zetec on it--secret tourque from the middle.