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ok fellas ...

I am in the middle of doing my tbelt / water pump routine and I slide off the water pump to find a metal gasket for the pump body to the engine

my question being should I reuse the metal gasket or use the paper gasket that came with the new pump ?

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Absolutely use the new gasket.

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Wait.. you say paper?
yup a thick fibrous /paper type gasket not metal ... thats why I asked normally if i remove a metal gasket I expect a metal to come with the new part

wasnt sure if there was a benefit to the metal vs the new one and if for some strange reason suby used a reusable metal gasket for the pump
 

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a lot of times there is metal in the middle of the gasket
I had thought the same thing .. nope its just a fibrous gasket , no metal in the middle .

I used the new one for fear the metal got a tweek in it as i was removing it that would casue a leak .. still curious about the metal gasket
 
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