Recently i have repair my Mitsubishi pajero engine and used it for almost not more than 8days. Unfortunately the crankshaft broke on the way i was driving 100km far from my home. Now i bought new crankshaft, and the gasket should be uninstall to check whether the connecting rod has a problems or not. Can i reuse the head gasket or buy a new one? Thank you.

  • Still not sure why you need to remove the head?
    – Caius Jard
    Feb 9, 2020 at 22:44

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Don't re-use a gasket, you're unit is turbocharged so you'll most likely be running more boost and will have a chance to crack it under pressure. Make you're own, take it out, and visit a local welder, or auto zone- use a kit for making your own gasket/flange. see youtube.

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    This is bad advice, unless you are just not describing what you mean very well. I would advise that you make your answer a lot clearer.
    – HandyHowie
    Feb 8, 2020 at 18:10
  • No, I won't make it clearer. We are talking about re-using a gasket vs. making a new one- I suggest you re-read the question and figure out what is being asked. Let me clear up the issue: The issue is reusing a gasket or not? Sometimes these cars are exotic so parts are scare. Making a new gasket is an ideal fit for him/her. Well, why? Because parts are scare; these cars are shipped far from the place of where made. I hope this helps. I would still use a new gasket, incase the old is cracked- overheating can cause or other sorts of problems if a gasket doesn't seal properly on a turbo unit. Mar 5, 2020 at 16:22

It's not a wise choice to reused the head gasket. First of all they aren't all that expensive especially compared to the other costs you will incur fixing a broken crankshaft. Secondly, while you MAY get away with it, chances are the old one will leak and you'll find yourself having to replace it anyway.

BTW, a broken crank is an uncommon issue. Usually they are caused by another problem such as a seized piston or failed/spun bearing.

  • BTW, the old crankshaft fixed on the engine was not standard and it worn and repaired to a sizes of 75mm.and the spun bearings are the same. Feb 8, 2020 at 10:56

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