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Old 02-21-2010, 01:47 PM
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i removed my timing cover to replace my front main seal and well i had pulled the water pump also when i put it back on do the gaskets take silicone or do i just put them back on dry
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Old 02-21-2010, 02:20 PM
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put them back dry, all except the small pieces for the oil pan. Use a small amount of RTV where the gasket joins together to the old gaskets seal on the timing cover.
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Old 02-21-2010, 03:08 PM
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i put silicone on all of them, seen it a few times where the water pump leaks because it has no silicone on it
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Silicone it..... why wouldn't you.
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Originally Posted by BlessedHellride View Post
put them back dry, .
maybe in a perfect world when all was new and the surfaces new were true, on older ones and parts that have gone through numerous heat cycles and been subjected to the electolisis/corroding affects of coolant causing pitting, I'd never suggest putting them back on dry........a small layer of "the right stuff" by Permatex will insure all imperfections are sealed up

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Old 02-21-2010, 06:55 PM
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Why in the hell would you pull the timing cover to replace the front seal?
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