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gaskets or sealant? ... oil pan and water pump

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by sgtlethargic, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. Jul 17, 2008 at 7:04 PM
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    sgtlethargic

    sgtlethargic [OP] Active Member

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    I believe both came from the factory with sealant, no gaskets. Fel-Pro has gaskets for them. Would you go with gaskets, or sealant? What sealant?

    Thanks,
    Kurt
     
  2. Jul 17, 2008 at 7:10 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    I use sealant. There are many brands, and it depends on what your sealing.
    For liquids, I use Permatex Blue RTV. :)
     
  3. Jul 18, 2008 at 4:10 AM
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    Janster

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    Sealant..... When I did mine on my 96, I used *Permatex Ultra Blue Sensor-safe RTV Silicone Gasket maker* on the water pump.

    (sorry, copied that directly from a write-up)
     
  4. Jul 18, 2008 at 5:45 AM
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    Brunes

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    +1 for the Blue RTV- It's wonderful (as far as liquid sealant goes).

    Usually it's good bet to stick with factory methods for stuff you haven't changed. Start putting "high pressure" "high flow" modified equipment then you might want to think about stronger gaskets as opposed to sealant.
     
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