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    Default water pumps: sealant or gaskets?

    im not a fan of paper gaskets, personally. do you people use hylomar, loctite 515, silastic etc in place of a gasket?

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    I've not given it too much thought.
    Have used paper/hylomar, orange and graphite coloured silicon and never had an issue with any of them.
    Hylomar/paper is easier to remove obviously.



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    Loctite Aviation non-setting gasket sealant.
    Pump fails before gasket leaks, provided you have decent surfaces to start with.
    Separates relatively easily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Capago View Post
    im not a fan of paper gaskets, personally. do you people use hylomar, loctite 515, silastic etc in place of a gasket?
    Whats wrong with the paper gaskets?? I have never had a problem with them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by COL View Post
    Whats wrong with the paper gaskets?? I have never had a problem with them.
    ditto

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    I smear some 1211 to each side of the gasket.

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    Specified paper gasket with Aviation non-hardening sealant, lightly applied.

    I love those multi hued sealants that ooze out between components, like a jam sandwich!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 85Fuego View Post
    Loctite Aviation non-setting gasket sealant.
    Pump fails before gasket leaks, provided you have decent surfaces to start with.
    Separates relatively easily.

    Just dont knock it over on the bench or toolbox. It oozes out and is a pain to remove. Ver good stuff though
    The brush applicator seems to make sure it lasts a long time with little wasteage...

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    This also did the brains trust rounds a little while back http://www.aussiefrogs.com/forum/tec...s-sealant.html

    I ended up using the Permatex as I have done for years. And one of the water pumps I removed a short while after fitment (had 2 faulty brand new waterpumps in a row, third time lucky!!) came off easily and the gasket perfectly intact. The Permatex left no difficult to remove residue either.

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    I've got a couple of those Permatex containers, but the thick stuff has separated from the slightly more runny stuff, and is sitting in the bottom half. Not sure how to mix it back together.....the thick part is REALLY thick.
    Perhaps a bit of wire with an "L" shape, and a drill ???

    Oh....I use gasket-grade silicone for water pumps.....on both sides of a nice thick paper gasket.
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