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Trying to replace the gasket on a magic mill plus iii

The gasket is adhered to the mill, and I am having a very difficult time removing it

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It should'nt be to hard for you since your a mechanic, there are a lot of steps (too many to type)..
I would go down to the AutoZone parts store and buy a book on this paticular car, about $20.00. You will get all torque specs, thighting sequence--ect...
I think if you take your time, you can do it...Good Luck

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