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    sea doo 800 rebuild question

    I just rebuilt the top end on my 800 and am wondering if I need to use a gasket sealer on the gasket that is in between the block and cylinders? Thanks


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    some do some dont, some say use it for added protection, some say it could make an opening for a leak. i go dry gaskets but thats me.

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    I do, and it makes it easier to remove the old gasket upon disassembly the next time.

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    Been awhile since i've built an 800... but I always sprayed the base gasket with WD-40. Never a problem & it can be reused!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigdaddyRXP View Post
    Been awhile since i've built an 800... but I always sprayed the base gasket with WD-40. Never a problem & it can be reused!
    Don't ever do the above on a Spec II engine, unless you love buying pistons. WD is a lubricant, and prevents the gasket from sealing properly. Start turning 7600 and guess where the slippery gasket goes? BOOM

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    Dry for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 96XPSS View Post
    Don't ever do the above on a Spec II engine, unless you love buying pistons. WD is a lubricant, and prevents the gasket from sealing properly. Start turning 7600 and guess where the slippery gasket goes? BOOM
    Been turning 7580 rpm for years... never 1 gasket blowout!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigdaddyRXP View Post
    Been turning 7580 rpm for years... never 1 gasket blowout!
    20 rpms makes a world of difference

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigdaddyRXP View Post
    Been turning 7580 rpm for years... never 1 gasket blowout!
    I'm glad for you...I couldn't be that lucky...

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