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Dry gaskets or use silcone?

About to put together a Borg Warner Super T-10 and wondering if I should install the gaskets dry or use sealer?

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We use a very fine bead of RTV sealant. Remember that a lot of the gaskets are used to determine clearances, so don't pile the RTV on. A little goes a long way; we've seen some guys who LOVE that stuff, and they use the high expansion stuff to boot. I've even seen one that had dried RTV stuck to the bearings. You dont really want that stuff floating around in there. Use an approved transmission assembly gel that dissolves in gear oil and doesn't turn gritty if it dries. If you don't want to buy a tub of gel, use good old fashioned Vaseline. Here's the torque specs as published by warner for clean new fasteners:

Input bearing retainer 15-20 ft-lbs
Shift Cover 15-20 ft-lbs
Tailhousing 20-30ft-lbs ( 7/16" bolts)
Tailhousing 35-45 ft-lbs (1/2" bolts
Bearing Support bolt 30-40ft-lbs
Drainplug 15-25 ft-lbs
Fillplug 25-35ft lbs

I know you'll enjoy the caged rollers for the countershaft No more stuffing rollers in the cluster and dropping them
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We use a very fine bead of RTV sealant. Remember that a lot of the gaskets are used to determine clearances, so don't pile the RTV on. A little goes a long way; we've seen some guys who LOVE that stuff, and they use the high expansion stuff to boot. I've even seen one that had dried RTV stuck to the bearings. You dont really want that stuff floating around in there. Use an approved transmission assembly gel that dissolves in gear oil and doesn't turn gritty if it dries. If you don't want to buy a tub of gel, use good old fashioned Vaseline. Here's the torque specs as published by warner for clean new fasteners:

Input bearing retainer 15-20 ft-lbs
Shift Cover 15-20 ft-lbs
Tailhousing 20-30ft-lbs ( 7/16" bolts)
Tailhousing 35-45 ft-lbs (1/2" bolts
Bearing Support bolt 30-40ft-lbs
Drainplug 15-25 ft-lbs
Fillplug 25-35ft lbs

I know you'll enjoy the caged rollers for the countershaft No more stuffing rollers in the cluster and dropping them
Thanks! I plan on using Permatex 81182 Gear Oil RTV since it says its good for GL spec lubes and won't break down. I have been using Vaseline...I had no idea they had trans assembly gel! The new caged bearings are the way to go! I have the clustergear installed and it was a snap.

BTW I plan on making a stop motion assembly video. Here is what I have so far. The final one will be on youtube...
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