Perhaps it has just dried up and shrunk out of sight into its groove. But
I'm surprised that you managed to look at it and reassemble it without it
leaking. Usually that's what triggers the fallout. But if it's not
leaking, why mess with it? Might be a good idea to have the new gasket on
hand, however, should the thing suddenly change its mind about
David Tulchinsky had this to say:
>My, non-leaking 77B also seemed to be missing the gasket underneath
>the oil filter to engine block assembly. I was going to replace it.
>Should I bother??
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