07-23-2008, 12:03 AM #1
Sealant on cylinder base gaskets?
Okay, it's midnight and I just now have a chance to work on the 780.
I'm scouring my Clymer's manual, SBT install instructions.....everywhere and nothing is mentioned about using a sealant on the cylinder base gaskets. The Clymer's only says " if new base gasket has sealant on one side, place the sealant side face up". I have some Permatex High Tack in a can with a brush. Is this okay to use, or should the blue - paper gaskets be applied dry?
Same thing for the carb to intake gaskets, should those have high tack or should they be dry? I have used the high tack on the carbs before without issue, but it does make removing the gaskets a bear!!!!!
07-23-2008, 12:06 AM #2
A little grease will usually do the job.
07-23-2008, 12:12 AM #3
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I use copper spray on all my gaskets. I like something on all fibre gaskets.
07-23-2008, 12:16 AM #4
07-23-2008, 12:22 AM #5
I personally use a little white lithium grease.
After the cylinder is torqued I can see the even ring around the outer edges of the cylinder and I know there's no sealer blocking any passages (for the guys that like silicone).
07-23-2008, 12:25 AM #6
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