Oil on spark plugs [ re. Plug Wires ]

Bernie Benz b.benz at charter.net
Wed Nov 25 16:11:07 PST 2009

Never sad that I would reuse a brittle or otherwise bad gasket. Si  
caulk never gets brittle, so why use anything else? The only hard  
gaskets that I would use are head gaskets, Si caulk works everywhere  


On Nov 25, 2009, at 3:38 PM, Ben Swann wrote:

> Bernie,
> I gotta say that as much of a cheapskate I am, and often agree with  
> your solutions for fixes and DFIIIAB philosophy, to re-use a  
> brittle valve cover gasket just seems to be a big waste of time.   
> These gaskets are inexpensive and the real cost I would presume is  
> the labor or ones time.
> I have become more of late one to pay upfront for new good parts  
> than to be doing multiple repairs with used parts, and I would not  
> reuse a brittle gasket or one that had a leak problem.
> Fix it once and fix it right!
> Ben
> [Date: Wed, 25 Nov 2009 07:47:05 -0800
> From: Bernie Benz <b.benz at charter.net>
> Subject: Re: Oil on spark plugs [  re. Plug Wires ]
> To: <alancordeiro at att.net>
> Cc: 200q20V mailing list <200q20v at audifans.com>
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> My point is one replaces them because they leak, not because they are
> brittle, which one won?t know about until you?re into it. I?ve reused
> old intact gaskets with Si caulk on each side, still going. But most
> often I just replace the flat gasket portions with Si caulk.
> Bernie]

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