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Cleaning mating surfaces before RTV sealant

How should engine mating surfaces be cleaned before applying RTV sealant? Here is an example of a timing chain cover for a 1GR-FE Toyota V6 engine. Due to its meandering shape, it does not use a ...
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Oil pump failure

How likely is an oil pump failure from instant gasket residue in the sump? Main bearings seized. I'm seing the remains of the innards of the oil pump, but also small bits of red sticky goo in the sump ...
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Is it ok to seal an oil pan with gasket maker silicone?

I am rebuilding an engine and it is impossible to find any spare parts including gaskets. I am going to use gasket maker and gasket paper for the gaskets but as the oil pan is actually the engine ...
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How can I open my thermostat cover which is stuck due to using too much gasket maker material?

I have to replace my thermostat with a new one. I have removed all the bolts of thermostat cover in my car but the gasket maker material has caused the thermostat housing and thermostat cover to stick ...
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Do I need a sealant for a metal gasket on a water pump

I bought a timing belt kit and it came with a water pump with a metal gasket. Do I need to buy some silicone sealant for that or can I just fit it as it is?
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Can I use a gasket maker instead of a gasket for a lawn mower engine?

Is it okay to use a gasket maker instead of a gasket? No this is not going in a car it is for a lawnmower/small engines.
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Best sealant to use for metal oil cooler hose into oil cooler

I have just spent 14+ hours under my SAAB removing and replacing two oil cooler hoses, one tap of a hammer on a punch on a hose pipe flange at a time. That doesn't count all the research time prior ...
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Rubber gasket maker on rocker cover

After recently taking my car to have a new rocker cover gasket fitted as it was badly leaking I noticed the guy who did it put a ton of gasket maker on the rocker cover when he sealed it, heavens ...
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Installing a new water pump - what to do about the gasket?

I'm replacing the water pump on a 1996 Toyota Tacoma, 2WD 4 cylinder. One of the videos I watched mentioned using gasket sealant when installing the new pump. I asked autozone for gasket sealant, but ...
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Is it bad if gasket maker gets into bolt holes?

My timing chain cover does not use a solid gasket, instead it relies on gasket maker, which is caulk-like paste. The cover is fastened by something around 20 bolts. I am curious how bad can it be if ...
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Red vs black vs grey RTV - what's in a color?

When buying gasket maker at my local auto-supplies store some time back, I was unsure about whether or not the color of the tube made any difference. The only thing I could see was a different ...
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