Jump to content


Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, my lurker friend!

Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, an unparalleled Subaru community full of the greatest Subaru gurus and modders on the planet! We offer technical information and discussion about all things Subaru, the best and most popular all wheel drive vehicles ever created.

We offer all this information for free to everyone, even lurkers like you! All we ask in return is that you sign up and give back some of what you get out - without our awesome registered users none of this would be possible! Plus, you get way more great stuff as a member! Lurk to lose, participate to WIN*!
  • Say hello and join the conversation
  • Subscribe to topics and forums to get automatic updates
  • Get your own profile and make new friends
  • Classifieds with all sorts of Subaru goodies
  • Photo hosting in our gallery
  • Meet other cool people with cool cars
Seriously, what are you waiting for? Make your life more fulfilling and join today! You and your Subaru won't regret it, we guarantee** it.

* The joy of participation and being generally awesome constitutes winning
** Not an actual guarantee, but seriously, you probably won't regret it!

Serving the Subaru Community since May 18th, 1998!

Guest Message by DevFuse
 

Photo
- - - - -

quick gasket question


  • Please log in to reply
6 replies to this topic

#1 hatchsub

hatchsub

    Currently Subaru-less :(

  • Members
  • 2,620 posts
  • Guilford

Posted 08 November 2005 - 02:52 PM

When putting on an intake manifold and carb should i just put the gasket on dry or use some permetex sealer to make sure that i have no leaks? thanks

#2 Jerry DeMoss

Jerry DeMoss

    Pushrods 'O' Fury

  • Members
  • 2,408 posts
  • Colorado

Posted 08 November 2005 - 03:00 PM

You don't have to use sealer while doing intake gaskets,but I have used it before just to make perfectly sure it would seal without trouble.I recomend the permatex high temp copper stuff.Works good.Good luck

#3 Snowman

Snowman

    Midnight Passenger

  • Members
  • 3,538 posts
  • Haines

Posted 08 November 2005 - 06:26 PM

Install them dry or with the spray-on copper stuff. Do not use a liquid sealer here.

#4 75subie

75subie

    I`m sold on Subaru

  • Members
  • 3,908 posts
  • Walden

Posted 08 November 2005 - 07:08 PM

i made 2 gaskets out of a cereal box, and didn`t use sealer.no leaks yet:D

#5 hatchsub

hatchsub

    Currently Subaru-less :(

  • Members
  • 2,620 posts
  • Guilford

Posted 08 November 2005 - 07:16 PM

lol that should def be in the "you know your a subaru owner...." thread. thats great. :lol:

#6 grossgary

grossgary

    Elite Master of the Subaru

  • Members
  • 19,914 posts
  • WV

Posted 08 November 2005 - 08:09 PM

it depends. when i do intake gaskets, sealant is never needed or used. but, it's not whether or not the sealant is needed when replacing the gaskets. the important question is "how clean are the mating surfaces". if they are clean then no sealant is needed. if you've done a terrible job cleaning or gouged the surfaces trying to clean them or someone else did then a sealant might be good insurance to thwart other issues.

#7 75subie

75subie

    I`m sold on Subaru

  • Members
  • 3,908 posts
  • Walden

Posted 08 November 2005 - 09:03 PM

i did clean the surface well.took out the bolting studs and used a low grit sand paper.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users