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silicone vs gasket goo
Posted 15 August 2003 - 01:36 AM
Posted 15 August 2003 - 02:03 AM
Posted 15 August 2003 - 02:31 AM
Posted 15 August 2003 - 02:58 AM
i did find, however, if you put a light coat of blue silicone on new intake gaskets, it will keep them from sticking to the intake or the head, thus making them reuseable
Posted 15 August 2003 - 02:59 AM
Posted 15 August 2003 - 08:25 AM
the orange is best for exhaust gaskets or manifolds, and turbo flanges and such
Posted 15 August 2003 - 09:43 AM
It just goes together easier, and keeps the frustration levels down. Now that I'm finally done with school, I can sell my shares in Permatex. My old soob is practically coated in it.:rollin:
Posted 15 August 2003 - 11:08 AM
Posted 15 January 2004 - 09:59 PM
That said, to make assembly (and subsequent disassembly/inspection) easier on your patience, you should feel free to use a good, high temp RTV on the outside part in both cases. By this, I mean in the groove inside the valve covers (you'll see what I mean) will hold the gasket in place while you mount the cover to the cam case. Likewise, when you are rotating the oil pan to fit back under the block, it will be helpful to have a bead between the pan and the new gasket. If, at some later date, you decide to remove any of these pieces, you'll find the gasket and outside part come off and reinstall as a single, discrete part.
Try the Permatex "Ultra-Black". No complaints here.
Posted 15 January 2004 - 11:14 PM
I have never used any sealant here. The only oil leaks that I have had come from between the cam case and the head.
I also install the cork oil pan gasket dry. Some people suggest soaking it in water first.
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