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ok earlier today i replaced my leaky cometic with a fel-pro permatorque $30 headgasket hoping to fix the problem. everything was going fine until it was time to torque down the arp head studs. on the final torque step one of the studs (# 5 of the torque sequence) did not want to torque down to specs, but it just kept spinning until i heard a loud CRACK. it turns out that the stud broke off towards the top. i'm not sure what happened exactly, but i think the nut somehow got jammed on the stud, but it wasn't crossthreaded . anyway, do you think that i would have to get a new gasket since i torqued down some of the bolts, and i'm pretty sure these gaskets aren't meant to be reused. sorry for the long post but needless to say, this severely pissed me off. oh and does anyone know if it is possible to get just one stud/nut/washer set from arp because i really don't want to spend another ~$100 just for one stud.