Valve cover gasket reusable?

Discussion in '5.9L 3rd Gen Cummins' started by theSHERPA, May 24, 2017.

  1. theSHERPA

    theSHERPA Full Access Member

    Posts:
    162
    Likes Received:
    70
    Joined:
    May 10, 2013
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    I have a leaky Rocker Box gasket, and it appears I will need to remove the valve cover and gasket to get to it. The rocker box gasket is cheap--the valve cover gasket is not that cheap. Can I reuse the original, non-leaking valve cover gasket, or is it a one time use only gasket? Would rather only do this once, instead of going back a few weeks from now to do it again. Thanks.
     
  2. pelky350

    pelky350 Full Access Member

    Age:
    24
    Posts:
    1,397
    Likes Received:
    293
    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2014
    Location:
    Springfield, OR
    Rubber gaskets that aren't very old can "sometimes" be re-used , cork type gaskets are a one shot. However I'm not a Cummins guy I don't know much about them, this is just my general knowledge/ some expierience. Most cases I would just replace the gasket so no worries in the near future. If nothing my post will give you a bumb back to top!
     

Share This Page