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Post by rhinoevans » Sun Sep 25, 2005 3:34 pm

Changed my group head gasket this mornig, the other one was hard as a brick, brittle, and cracking. How often do yhou change this thing?

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Post by chas » Sun Sep 25, 2005 7:31 pm

Maybe I ought to check mine again. I've had mine for 18 months and am still on the first gasket. Six or more months ago I took it out and inspected it and it still seemed soft so I just flipped it over and put it back.

Thanks for the reminder to check. So did you get a little over a year out of it running 24x7?
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Post by rhinoevans » Wed Sep 28, 2005 12:35 am

That was in for 1 1/2 years, but not 24/7.

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Post by Barry » Wed Sep 28, 2005 7:08 am

rhinoevans wrote:That was in for 1 1/2 years, but not 24/7.
I think Rhino's comment is the key. My gasket is a year old and looks brand new. I only have my machine on about an hour a day and I clean the gasket about once a week. I suspect it makes sense to keep a couple of spares around if your machine is on a good deal of the time. They can't cost more than a couple of bucks each.

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