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I need to seal the oil seperator plate on my 97 OBW 2.5 I see people here throw the term around "Anerobic sealant" How about a brand name? i.e 3 Bond, Permatex Grey, etc. What is the best to use here I don't want to do this job again. (yes I am updating to the metal plate)

 

What is easiest, removing the engine or the transmission to do this job?

 

 

Thanks,

Sam

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Permatex makes the Ultra Grey sealant as well as anaerobic sealant. People have had good luck with either. I personally prefer the anaerobic stuff because it's never let me down...haven't really tried the ultra grey.

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i read another post where Yamabond 4 IS 3bond 1215. As stated by 3m. Comes in 3 oz tubes at the yamaha dealer for under $10.

3M Ultra Pro 08672 is listed by Suby as an alternative along with Ultra Gray 499

 

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I use ultra grey. Oil pans, oil pumps, oil separator, case halves, etc.

 

I know some people on here will go into a fit if you suggest ANYTHING but Anaerobic sealant. While it is better, $40 a tube and having to order online is a bit of an inconvenience to most DIYers, and I have yet to have ultra grey fail me.

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I know ultra-grey is the go-to equiv for fuji-bond, the sealant for the oil pan. On my H6 the pan gasket is under the full depth of the oil, I replaced my pan recently using the UG and so far so good...

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I know some people on here will go into a fit if you suggest ANYTHING but Anaerobic sealant.
USMB is pretty good, about one of the best, forums for being low key. nothing like the ill informed stuff on other forums about tires, oil, et.al. like picking up stones in the tread will change the resistance of a given tire and blow up the 4WD. LMAO

 

and having to order online
guess that's area dependent, I've gotten it at NAPA and Advance Auto Parts. but I recall there being one bottle at times....and no wonder with that price tag:dead:

 

I use both.

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Everybody has their preferences and there are specific times where I prefer one or another.

 

When there are large gaps or very uneven surfaces, I use ultra grey or the red hi temp.

All other times I use anaerobic. Mainly because it doesn't set up in air, and if you have to delay mounting or remove the part, it doesn't make a mess and can just be attached.

 

O.

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I get the caulking gun tubes of Anaerobic for $65 on Amazon. Since the product cannot go bad in the tube its a nice investment. RTV is messy and has a limited shelf life. I do use the copper RTV on exhaust gaskets but that's about the only place I still use the stuff in my shop.

 

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i like ultra grey, but i have not had a chance to use anerobic. that stuff costs alot it is probably worth it but when your at the parts store and using nickles and dimes to get what you need cost is a problem. :grin:

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I bought a $12 tube of Anaerobic sealant (5-6oz.) about three years ago. First thing I did was use it to reseal an oil pump. I've since used the same for 4 more oil pumps, 3 separator plates, and to reseal the case halves and tail sections on three transmissions. There is a lot of surface area to cover on a transmission case. I still have about half the tube.

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