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Hi Guys...

I was hoping I could ask your advice. I've removed my cylinder head and brought the head gasket set for putting it all back together again. I took the cylinder head an engineering company who cleaned and skimmed the head and also replaced the valve seals.

Now it's time to put it back together... The engineering firm removed the water pump and thermostat and each have a seal/gasket. Looking at the pack I have there doesn't appear to be exact replacements for them. My question... do you think it's necessary to replace these seals?

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The seals have been included in some gasket sets I've had...

Waterpump one probably only needed if the existing one has stretched (or is damaged).

Thermostat one can be 'assisted' with some instant gasket if necessary.


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I had both with my HG set, along with a few random seals of unknown designation. I used the old gasket as I was changing the thermostat at a later date anyway, and have now changed it. Wouldn't worry too much as long as it doesnt leak, and as above if necessary use a small smear of instant gasket to assist it. Although the proper gaskets seperately no doubt cost less than a tube of instant gasket.
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