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    VF3 Gaskets

    I bought an Island racing VF3 kit and am in the middle of installing it. I have 6 individual paper type gaskets included in the kit. I assume 3 gaskets go behind the reeds in between the new spacer, but where do the other 3 go? They don't fit between the new spacer and crankcase unless I enlarge them to fit around the reeds. Is this what I need to do?


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    yes you will have to trim other side to fit

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    Gaskets go on both sides of the 3/8 spacer.You must seal all mounting surfaces with grease or 3bond 1211 to ensure a leak free seal.You will do this on all gaskets.Make sure you use a thin layer on the gaskets.

    You will need to trim the sides of the gaskets to fit properly around reed cages.
    Last edited by WATER WOODY; 09-16-2007 at 05:40 PM.

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    Thanks for the replies. I figured I probably had to trim the gaskets to fit around the cages but I just wanted to make certain. Can't be too careful! I am using permatex copper spray-a-gasket on both sides of all gaskets. Thanks again. This forum rocks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prism View Post
    Thanks for the replies. I figured I probably had to trim the gaskets to fit around the cages but I just wanted to make certain. Can't be too careful! I am using permatex copper spray-a-gasket on both sides of all gaskets. Thanks again. This forum rocks!

    Alan

    I would not use the copper spray on these. Stick with a light coat of grease or 3bond 1211 like Woody says. You can get 1211 at any motorcycle shop.

    FYI Lots of VF-III gasket info in this thread.
    http://www.greenhulk.net/forums/showthread.php?t=10611

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    1211 is vertually impossible to find in north jersey.

    install them dry with clean matting surfaces.

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    copper & alum. makes great battery,I use permatex high tack sealant #80065 or someting like works great

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    I use the Yami TB gaskets instead of those paper ones. 60T-13556-00, these have to be cut to fit as well. Also a thin coat of 1211 that you should be able to find at any cycle shop. The plate and manifold are thin and flexible which make them prone to leaking in my experience.

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    Thanks for all the input. I agreed with Bill and decided against the copper coat for these gaskets, its too thin, not flexible, and drys the gasket out. Grease will keep the gaskets soft and seals pretty well but is not fuel resistant. 3 bond 1211 is a well liked product and I'm sure it works ok, but I'm not a fan of silicone based products when used with a preformed gasket. I chose a compound that is used to seal alot of OEM manual transmissions and transfer cases. Its a polyurethane methacrylate resin, acrylic acid based compound. Permatex makes it for the OEMs, and its called Anaerobic Gasket Maker. The part number is 51817. This stuff seals great, remains very flexible, won't dry out the gaskets, resists temps up to 300 degrees, and is fuel/oil resistant. I totally forgot about this stuff until resealing a ZF 6 speed out of an F-350 today. Just thought I'd pass it along in case anyone else can't find 1211 locally, or is looking for something different.

    Heres the technical data sheet also.
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    good info on here

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