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Old 12-30-2008, 08:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Thermostat Gasket - gasket sealant or dry?

Do you guys install the thermostat gasket with gasket sealant or dry?

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Default Thermostat Gasket - gasket sealant or dry?

Used a thin coat of RTV on each side. Been over 20k miles and no leaks so far...
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I use sealant.
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I used this stuff....

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Old 12-30-2008, 08:52 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I think I used permatex #2 non-hardening gasket sealer.
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I usually use a very thin layer of sealant. You really dont need much here
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I think I used permatex #2 non-hardening gasket sealer.
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I use #2 on any paper gasket, and have for 30 years.
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I have always use Permatex's Hylomar gasket sealent on various paper gaskets. Just used it on Shag's pumpkin to housing gasket.

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I usually use a very thin layer of sealant. You really dont need much here
I agree with butterbean.
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I use the same product.

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I use a thin coat of RTV on each side of the gasket.
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Old 12-31-2008, 12:09 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I make my own and install them dry. Just use the bolts to hold the gasket in place. I've never had a leak so long as the mating surfaces are clean.
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I think I used permatex #2 non-hardening gasket sealer.
+1
I use #2 on any paper gasket, and have for 30 years.
+1 +1 Im with these guys, i do the same!
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