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If it is the oil pan bolt holes that are stripped out, using a Heli-Coil thread insert is the professional permanent solution. Heli-Coil is the inventor of this repair method, but there are other brands now available that do the same thing, they are sold in most Auto parts stores here in the US. Using Epoxy to do this type of repair is similar to using ...


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I really think it depends on how they are using the glue. If they are using it to fill in a void, then it might work. You WOULD NOT however, want to use it to seal the leak directly. For instance, you don't want to glue or bond the two metal parts together in lieu of a gasket or gasket material. They (or you) need to figure out where the gasket is leaking ...


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Usually, there are 2 types of valve cover gaskets - rubber and cork. RTV should not be used with rubber gaskets. For cork ones, I will sometimes cover the gasket in RTV. Put the gasket on a box, put some RTV on your finger and wipe a thin layer on each side. This will allow it to bond to the cylinder head and valve cover, but will not be thick enough to ...


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I'm not a fan of RTV Others that are professional and hobbyists don't agree with me but, some do. I just don't use RTV, it's like duct tape to me. I get a physiological reaction to the acronym. I feel it has it's uses in very rare cases. Why don't I like RTV? Because if use too much it can create a bead inside of the motor and then eventually break ...


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I'll start off by saying that this may not be an answer, but rather a methodology for diagnosis. On that Subaru, the turbo should be to the right hand side of the engine. You have oil pick up and return lines for the turbo. By design the serpentine belt can swing oil up onto the ceiling of the hood if they leak. The easiest way to troubleshoot this issue ...


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You have to clean the engine bay first When troubleshooting for the source of an oil look you first have to completely clean off all of the old oil, dirt and built up grime. You can get a citrus based cleaner for oil at an auto parts store. Typically you will heat the engine up enough to make it warm but not hot enough that if you sprayed something on the ...



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