|09-22-2007 05:28 AM|
|curtis73||I use plumber's teflon putty. I have used RTV in the past with no trouble. Either one doesn't require a lot, just coat the first few threads. As it squishes off the threads it will get picked up the subsequent threads. Clean off the excess religiously because you don't want it squishing out under the head gasket.|
|09-21-2007 07:42 PM|
|1BAD80||Permatex #2 , do not use the tape as it can plug a line .|
|09-21-2007 06:56 PM|
Studs are intended to be epoxied or LocTited into the block, bolts should use a simple sealer. New bolts usually come with Teflon coated on their threads.
Remember if you're bolting down aluminum heads that a hardened washer goes between the nut or bolt-head and the cylinder head. Same goes for an aluminum manifold, a washer goes between the fastener's "head" and the aluminum. Otherwise the twisting of the fastener will carve the aluminum part.
|09-21-2007 03:04 PM|
Water Jacket Penitrating Studs
Will you give me a recomendation for gunk to seal the head studs on my 454?