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Re: [T3] ACK! What did I do????

I guess that's one reason I try to re-use.....There are no parts suppliers
within 2 hours of me. Pretty much anything specific to a VW will have to be
mail ordered.

I suppose one day I'll order a couple of sets of everything and put them
away until needed.


> From: Stan Schaefer <stans4@ix.netcom.com>
> To: type3@vwtype3.org
> Subject: Re: [T3] ACK! What did I do????
> Date: Wednesday, July 21, 1999 9:16 AM
> I've done this on occasion, but only with the sump gaskets that are
> gray.  The Mexican brown cardboard gaskets seem to get torn readily.
> It just depends on what your local parts supplier carries.  Mine had
> both types.  The Mexican kits also had copper-plated steel washers,
> the other kits were genuine copper. 
> Same place had two different types of valve cover gaskets, too.  A
> rubberized, $$lack type and the usual brown ground cork type.
> I've used the same gaskets for almost 3 years now, no leaks apparent.
> There was a difference in price of about 50%, but the ground cork ones
> didn't seem to last much more than a year with normal valve adjusting.
> On Tue, 20 Jul 1999 20:41:52 -0600, you wrote:
> >On 20 Jul 99, at 6:58, Erkson, Toby wrote:
> >
> >> Well, until this thread about reusing gaskets came up I never knew
they were
> >> reusable.  Now I know and will reuse mine.
> >
> >Okay, fair enough.
> >
> >Now, did you know that the oil change sump gaskets can be reused as 
> >long as they don't tear when you wipe them off? With careful use they 
> >last for years also.
> >
> >Jim
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> >Jim Adney, jadney@vwtype3.org
> >Madison, Wisconsin, USA
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