Primary Chaincase Cover Gasket

Discussion in 'Transmission' started by Trek, Aug 12, 2012.

  1. Trek

    Trek Junior Member

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    Hey folks I just pulled my cover off my 09 ultra to do a quick inspection inside and was wanting to know if anyone has reused the gasket. I know the book calls for a new gasket each time just like it says for the clutch inspection cover gasket. I have reused the clutch inspection cover gasket before without any leaks but was wondering what everyone thought about the primary cover gasket. I guess worst case scenario is I will have to drain the fluid and pull the cover again.
     
  2. Webbtron

    Webbtron Banned

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    I think many of us reuse many of those primary side gaskets. Mine always look like new so I didn't see the harm in trying it.
     
  3. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    As long as it has not been "bent", you will probably be able to reuse it. I use mine several times over until they look too "squashed". I do wipe them as dry as possible and let them sit out for a while before using them. Over time, I have collected more than one, and then I "rotate" them each time I need to open up the covers.

    TQ
     
  4. Blue Wide Glide

    Blue Wide Glide Junior Member

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    I have been able to re-use the gasket also without having any leaks.
     
  5. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    I have used the primary gasket a few times and have had no issues with it although i do have a new one ready to use if required

    Brian
     
  6. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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    Another MoCo "money train" scam...re-use & replace if/when it leaks...IMO.
     
  7. Trek

    Trek Junior Member

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    Thanks everyone. All is well. Everything put back together, 30 mile ride and no leaks.