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Old 08-20-2009, 03:39 PM   #1
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Do I need to use sealer with paper gaskets?

I have a felpro engine set i am using for my engine rebuild. Do I need to use any type of sealer on the paper gaskets for the timing cover, water pump, etc.? If I do what do you recomend using.

Also what type of sealer is recomended for the front and back of the intake instead of the cork gaskets?

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I have a felpro engine set i am using for my engine rebuild. Do I need to use any type of sealer on the paper gaskets for the timing cover, water pump, etc.? If I do what do you recomend using.

Also what type of sealer is recomended for the front and back of the intake instead of the cork gaskets?

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I just use black RTV on the intake to block rails. I spread it on nice and even all the way across, allow it to set for 10 min until it has a tacky feel then drop the intake on. I use four old intake bolts with heads cut off so installed in the corners so they become like locating dowels.
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i use "the right stuff" it holds like oem for water pump, lower intake to heads(especially front and back lower instead of cork), thermostat housing, etc. been using it since it first came out and never had a leak.

just make sure the sufaces are prepped, cleaned, and dry.
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Hylomar gasket sealer would work great for the timing cover,water pump gaskets and intake gaskets.

I used silicone rubber lower intake end seals and have no leaks.
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i use rtv black on my lower intake ends, and on the timing cover

abd rtv blue on the water pump. no paper gaskets for me
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I use grey silicone on the front and back of the intake and throw the rubber or cork ones away and i also use grey silicone everywhere else and no leaks
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Use the FelPro gaskets and spray them with HiTack or brush with Ford PerfectSeal!
Works great and no leaks or mess.
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