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View Poll Results: gasket or sealer?
gasket 2 6.06%
gasket and sealer 30 90.91%
sealer only 1 3.03%
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Old 05-01-2004, 01:39 AM
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gasket or sealer?

i was at autozone a while back getting a waterpump for a buddy's car, and when he went to check out, the guy asked if we needed any sealant. i said no, you don't need that stuff, all you need is the gasket. he looked at me like i was a freaking ******* and said "oooooooookkkkkkkkk" then rolled his eyes.
i felt like back handing the old fart but just went about my business.
i was wondering what you use:
1. gasket only
2. gasket and sealer
3. sealer only

i never use sealer unless it is at the corners of an oil pan. never had a problem.

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Old 05-01-2004, 07:36 AM
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For a water pump I have always used a thin film of sealant, give me peace of mind and helps hold the gasket in place when installing the pump, but I don't think it is necessary.

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Old 05-01-2004, 09:31 AM
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i use both
a thin film of sealant, keeps the gasket in place

.. :tip: get your finger wet (water) before smearing the sealant ..
will come right of in one swipe of a towel
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Old 05-01-2004, 11:37 AM
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I use yellow weather strip sealant and gasket.
Never had any leaks.
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Old 05-01-2004, 12:03 PM
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I generally use spray tack (sp?) or a real thin smear of sealant on paper gaskets.
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Old 05-01-2004, 12:40 PM
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Indian Head Gasket Sealant + the gasket. Never leaks.


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Old 05-01-2004, 12:54 PM
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i use both
a thin film of sealant, keeps the gasket in place

.. :tip: get your finger wet (water) before smearing the sealant ..
will come right of in one swipe of a towel
I do the same. Works great. Also makes gasket removal much easier.

Your tip is excellent and works.
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Old 05-02-2004, 12:41 AM
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Hy tack plus gasket no problems.
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Old 05-02-2004, 09:39 PM
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agreed, that guy's a tard.

Gasket and sealer.

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Old 05-03-2004, 10:08 AM
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Except for a head gasket, or exhaust gasket, I'll use both on just about everything.

Carb to manifold, water pump, valve covers, thermostat, heck I even dab a little on the water neck before I slide the hose on. It helps out in a big way if you have a rusted, chipped, or scratched water neck.




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Old 05-03-2004, 11:01 AM
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crap.
guess i'm the only one in the damn world that uses gasket only.
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Old 05-03-2004, 08:26 PM
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No, there's a bunch more out there that they just decided they use both, how many use sealant on carb/manifold, if so what? I don`t if I can get away with it, I just test it with berryman while its running.
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Old 05-04-2004, 12:59 PM
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used just black form a gasket silicon on the last water neck i did and it leaked! even waited a couple hours before adding the water. used a gasket with the black poo again and it worked
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Old 05-04-2004, 07:00 PM
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yep

i always use the elastomer coated gaskets so sealer is already there ..ive never had a leak from a failed gasket yet..bit more pricey though.
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