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Head gasket

Phillip Robinson

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You can put the gasket on dry although some lube (grease) may help  the gasket shift slightly as it is torqued down.  I have done it both ways.  I do not like any glue like product as it makes it harder to remove the gasket later.  By the way I have reused laminated gaskets four times with excellent success.

FYI  A flat four is a Volkswagen pancake style engine.  Your engine is an "L" or "flat" head engine.

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