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Old 07-24-2006, 11:15 AM
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Good thick gaskets with hole gromets are available for many applications. Not cheap but work well.

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The yellow 3M stuff is great for stuff that you don't want to take apart for 20 years or so, but if you need something that releases easily, you need something like Permatex #3, or #2 if it needs to be a little stiffer/stickier. I use both on cork valve cover gaskets, 3M on the cover side & #3 on the head side.
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you want a good sealant for gaskets... or no gaskets... loctite gasket eliminator / flange sealant... they changed the red goopy stuff to a thinner pink mix... but it still works very well, just not for sealing LARGE gaps anymore... does not setup until heat cycled... thin line on a felpro rubber impregnated fiber gasket and no leaks.. ever... unless you push the gasket out of the joint

btw, aluminum all the way...

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