Originally Posted by matt167
3M 80001 molding adhesive works great for holding on all kinds of gaskets, from tranny pan gaskets to water neck gaskets. I'v used it on V/C gaskets too. don't need a bead, just enough to coat the surface yellow. it's a yellow goop and most mechanics refer to it as monkey snot.
That is too much, all you need is several drops placed around the gasket to hold it in place. If the gasket will stay in place without the adhesive that is the preferred method. The yellow snot just causes problems down the road if you have to go back into the part. That stuff is very hard to scrape off. I rue the day when people started using that %$#% to glue gasket on.
Just about all gasket manufacturers advise using no sealer or glue.