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    gasket sealer?

    Do you guys use any gasket stuff on the carb/manifold/reed valve gaskets?


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    Quote Originally Posted by cwag911 View Post
    Do you guys use any gasket stuff on the carb/manifold/reed valve gaskets?
    I use a little marine grade grease on the not so important gaskets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ujustlost View Post
    I use a little marine grade grease on the not so important gaskets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hayabusa View Post
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    Thanks, and which are "not so important"?

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    I know theres a bunch of sealers out there. I used the copper spray on my copper head gaskets and it seems to be wotking well!. I like it. Other parts of the ski? I don't know..But I do know, If you use too much on lets say the cases, it can get sucked out of the mating sides if too much is put on and it could clog stuff up in other parts of the engine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bowsniper View Post
    I know theres a bunch of sealers out there. I used the copper spray on my copper head gaskets and it seems to be wotking well!. I like it. Other parts of the ski? I don't know..But I do know, If you use too much on lets say the cases, it can get sucked out of the mating sides if too much is put on and it could clog stuff up in other parts of the engine.
    Hylomar is recommended for copper head gaskets. FYI


    No sealer is needed for any gaskets. Whether you want to or not, is up to you.

    The grease they use ^^^^^^ may aid in the gasket removal when the time comes.

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    Hylomar is rolls royce rated and my stores around here dont have it. The copper worked great for the heads. Theres another spray called "spray tack" I have used on outboards and cars.. it's a super tacky red spray adhesive. works awesome for keeping gaskets in place vertically or any position. they stay put!. The only reason I mentioned being careful using sealant on the cases is because I saw pics of a guy who did use it and the stuff came loose and got into in the engine. Ruined it.
    http://www.hylomar-usa.com/_resource.../products.html


    This why I used the copper on the USED copper gaskets!

    Description of PERMATEX 80697Copper SPRAY-A-GASKET Hi Temp Adhesive Sealant


    Fast drying, metallic copper sealant helps dissipate heat, prevents gasket burnout and improves heat transfer. Fills minor surface irregularities. Seals instantly. Fills hot spots and surface imperfections. Temperature range -50F to 500F; resists all types of automotive fluids, especially gasoline. Level 2

    Suggested Applications:
    Cylinder head gaskets, carburetor gaskets, exhaust manifold gaskets and other high temperature applications

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    Hylomar is rolls royce rated and my stores around here dont have it. The copper worked great for the heads. Theres another spray called "spray tack" I have used on outboards and cars.. it's a super tacky red spray adhesive. works awesome for keeping gaskets in place vertically or any position. they stay put!. The only reason I mentioned being careful using sealant on the cases is because I saw pics of a guy who did use it and the stuff came loose and got into in the engine. Ruined it.
    http://www.hylomar-usa.com/_resource.../products.html


    Hylomar is used by Harley Davidson and they sell it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwag911 View Post
    Do you guys use any gasket stuff on the carb/manifold/reed valve gaskets?
    Quote Originally Posted by ujustlost View Post
    I use a little marine grade grease on the not so important gaskets.
    Quote Originally Posted by Hayabusa View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by cwag911 View Post
    Thanks, and which are "not so important"?
    The ones that you asked about in your original post. If you had said head gasket, I would have suggested something like copper coat as that gasket is under more stress and even a very slight leakage is not tolerable. Grease will keep the gaskets you asked about sealing well and reusable. Your carbs, etc., can easily be removed without tearing or having to scrape off the old gasket.

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