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NO! You must install a new head gasket, with sealer whenever you service the heads on any vehicle, unless you are trying to repair your car/truck in the middle of the Goby Desert. A replaced head gasket is deformed, and will always leak, with disastrous results. You will get oil in the coolant, you will get coolant in the oil, and you will see muck on the oil dipstick that looks like cafe-au-lait grease. Fastest way to ruin an engine is to re-use a head gasket.

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