oil soaked gaskets

Why are case and base gaskets sometimes presoaked in oil by people? Only thing I can come up with is so hopefully you won't rip the gaskets when you take the engine apart again.

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Oil soaking is a must for a good seal after the first start up.

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John Joedicke /

Always.

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NEMA Victor (3 Knees Down) /

I know a few pro's who drop em in dry. Haven't seen any issues so doesn't matter what you do?

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Why not soak a gasket in oil if you can. Leaving it dry just makes it more likely to develop an airleak. It's not a given but it can happen.

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oiling also makes it a lot less of a pain in the dick to replace gaskets upon disassembly.

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I oil the gaskets because then casings assemble nicer, seals better and disassembles cleaner.

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