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Old 09-25-2008, 04:39 PM
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RTV you're using not designed for your application.
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HI-TEMPERATURE RTV SILICONE GASKET MAKER
• Designed To Replace Most Traditional Cork, Felt And Rubber Gaskets
• Provides Superior Leak Control, Torque Retention & Flexibility & Resistance To Oils &
Fluids
Applications: Valve Covers, Oil Pans, Water Pumps, Thermostats, Axle Covers, Intake Manifolds, Transmission Pans, Oil Pump Flanges, Etc.
Everything listed in applications are low or no pressure. If it holds, good. Keep a sharp eye on it as eventually it will blow through.
I've done a lot of research and testing on these products and found that the 2 best bets are http://www.permatex.com/products/aut...et_Sealant.htm (best) and http://www.permatex.com/products/Aut...ge_Sealant.htm (next best).
Every else I used eventually blew out. I also discovered that factory machining did not make the best seal (hence the need for gaskets). Mr. Kibble can back me up on this. I ended up lapping both surfaces using Clover grinding compound (320 grit). About 40 minutes work.
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