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Tming Cover Gasket - Which side? Best Practices?

Dumb question I'm sure, but on a SBC, I'm putting on an Edelbrock aluminum timing cover. Planning to put some Permatex Ultra-Black Hi-Temp RTV Silicone Gasket Maker between the cover and the gasket (just a pretty thin amount, may even smooth it down with finger) and then nothing but the gasket against the block.

My question - which side of gasket goes to block? The kind of slick slide with some sort of print on it, or the side that is more cushiony kind of like felt?

Any best practices here? Please pipe up if I'm about to do something wrong!

I checked all the forums and this seems some like an opinion thing?

Thanks all!

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Personally, I don't use any kind of silicone on a gasket, except the corners of certain ones were a gap may show up. Silicone is super slick when wet and gaskets have a tendency to either split or get squeezed out, giving one heck of a leak.

My preference is Permatex #2 to tack the gasket to the block, then put the cover on dry. Actually, on the TC gasket, the two pins will keep it in place too.

As far as which side, it doesn't matter as long as the gasket goes on the two pins and all the holes line up.


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So the fact that there are 2 different feeling sides of the gasket doesn't matter? yea, I wasn't going to goober it all up with silicon, just a very thin spread to help the seal a little.
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And while we're at it, what do you all recommend for the oil pan? I bought a Milodon crushproof gasket for it. Should I RTV anything other than the little corners by the front and rear seals? Or put a little around perimeter.


This will be a show truck so I really really want to take my time, be extra careful and do whats right to ensure ZERO leaks anywhere.

THanks!
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I used a thin bead of blue non-hardening gasket sealer on both sides of my TC cover gasket, but then I was using a cheap (paper-type) gasket supplied in a Victor Reinz lower overhaul set.
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Tming Cover Gasket - Which side? Best Practices?

less is best on silicone , as it will squirt in what usually squirts out .
lightly as you stated , draw up all bolts lightly , then next day , snug them up good .
the oil pan gasket , no silicone , just a dab when you put back main cap on and torque it ,and then a dab in tight corner of cap before your type gasket your using .
on the intake , light on gaskets and 1/4 bead on front and back , no rubber .
let it sit with bolts lightly tightened , then torque it down after a good day .
ping the intake with center punch and block side in center as to not chip the block edge off .
if your worried about the looks , you better be good on the bead you lay on the front and back .
don't rub excess with finger , let dry good and hard , trim with razor knife then .
also tape your oil line hole up or use a long 1/8 inch nipple to keep it out the hole .

man i'm winded now , good seal , luck .
even pro's have leaks
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