Reuse axle gaskets?

Discussion in 'Heavy Duty Diesel Truck Mechanics Forum' started by Dino soar, Oct 13, 2019.

  1. Dino soar

    Dino soar Road Train Member

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    I may have to pull my axles out in the near future.

    The gasket that goes between the axle flange and the Hub, can that be reused or is that something that you replace every time you service the hub?
     
  2. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    I'd replace. Its rare any gasket comes off in one piece and after they've been crushed they likely won't seal up a second time.
     
  3. Goodysnap

    Goodysnap Road Train Member

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    Paper gaskets are one time use.
     
  4. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    you can buy gasket material by the roll at nearly any auto parts store. you simply trace it out, and cut.

    maybe use a very small amount of RTV as well with that "make a gasket" roll..??

    gaskets are cheap insurance from leakage or seepage, to re-use.
     
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  5. lilillill

    lilillill Sarcasm... it's not just for breakfast

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    I just use a paper thin coat of grey RTV. Never leaks and the nuts stay torqued.
     
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