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Malleable material used to seal two harder pieces of material. Can be made of (but not limited to) rubber, cork, paper, soft metal, or sandwiched layers of metal. Can also be found as a liquid which seals as it cures.

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Need/Want to Replace My Valve Cover & Plenum Gaskets

My car is a 2007 Toyota 4-Runner (Limited), 6-Cyl, 2WD with about 150K miles. Per subject title, I recently noticed some oil seepage from my passenger side valve cover - apparently this is a not-...
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Can you retighten timing chain cover without redoing RTV?

I'm working on the timing chain cover for my 2002 Ford Escape.. Here is the bolt pattern (each goes to 18 ft lbs). I will refer to each bolt by its position in the bolt pattern. I need to take off ...
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Formula For Homebrew Gasket Remover

I looked around many shops in my area, and pretty much no one even knew what gasket removing compound was. Are there any effective homebrew formulas for making gasket remover / softener? I found the ...
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New catalytic converter on Suzuki Sx4 leaks at connection to header

I'm working on my friend's Suzuki Sx4, 2007. I diagnosed the front CAT as the problem, ordered a new one, and installed it. The car starts up and sounds okay until you give the engine some gas. Then ...
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What is the cause of head gasket failure between cylinders?

I have 4 cylinder Renault Clio gasoline car with 150 000 km. I had my head gasket replaced, because it blew between cylinders(rough idle,..) It was cheap job, new gasket held nicely, but then some ...
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Opel corsa 1.4t 2016 mixing coolant into oil

My opel corsa 1.4t with B14net engine is mixing coolant into oil as result oil tank fills above max. I have cylinder head checked and is fine,replaced gasket and oil cooler and temperature is fine. It ...
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Can I use an opened head gasket?

Note: I am NOT asking about re-using an old head gasket. Super newbie paranoid question here! I am wondering if I can use a brand new head gasket where I opened the packaging about a month ago. The &...
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2003 cts cadillac 3.2

2 cts cadillac. On the top of the air intake manifold runs a black strip. Underneath that black strip my gasket or O ring has broke. I don't know the name of it and have gone to several automotive ...
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Engine Squeaks when turned off after replacing the valve cover gasket

I recently changed the valve cover gasket on my 2006 Elantra because it was leaking. There was no noise coming from the engine whatsoever before I made the repair. I did extensive research and it ...
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Is it worth refurbishing a metal gasket for a thermostat housing?

The problem I have a leak in the upper half of this thermostat housing on this T5 engine of a Volvo between parts 28 and 27 of the diagram below. I disassembled things today and found a metal gasket (...
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Can Red High Temperature RTV be used for with a Valve Cover Gasket?

The valve cover gasket on my 1998 Ford Escort zx2 has failed. I have ordered a new gasket and plan on replacing it myself because it looks easy enough. A few videos I watched indicated that a sealant ...
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Sealant for two metal surfaces for oil filter housing

I have an oil filter housing (located on the top of the block) that has a crossover tube that connects to it which runs from the back to the front of the V10 engine. The end of it I believe is ...
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I've got oil in the coolant, but no coolant in the oil - Renault Twingo RS

I just checked the fluids of my Twingo RS and made de discovery that there is oil in the coolant. So naturally i thought headgasket. But there is no coolant in the oil, no smoke out of the exhaust, no ...
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Head gasket type versus longevity?

I have to replace the head gasket on my engine and as I'm looking for parts corresponding to my car model I get many different results with prices varying widely from ~26€ to ~136€. Since the repair ...
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Royobi BP42 took off carb cleaned and new fuel lines now starts idols then shuts off but restarts again ould it be gasket where vacuum hole is

Removed carb cleaned reassembled with new fuel lines starts runs for awhile and dies but restarts gasket vacuum hole may be leaking
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Do these spark plug tube seals need to be replaced?

While inspecting the front 3 spark plugs (bank 2) on a 2GR-FE (2009 Toyota Venza), I noticed the spark plugs have oil along the entirety of their threads. There was no oil pooling the the spark plug ...
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Can I make my own fuel pump gasket?

The gasket around the in-tank fuel pump on my car disintegrated and is leaking. I can't seem to find a new replacement anywhere. Could I just cut my own out of a piece of rubber or cork?
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Substitute oxygen sensor gasket?

'07 Cobalt, 2.2L Replacing the (whole) exhaust. I got the (heated) O2 sensors off, but the gasket ring on the downstream one is completely buggered. Short of just replacing the sensor, does anyone ...
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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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Fixing a gasket oil/transmission fluid leak with epoxy glue - possible reaction with oil?

I'm in Sierra Leone where mechanics have an impressive flair for improvising with limited resources, but a lack of formal training and a cavalier attitude to long term safety. I've had a transmission ...
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What all do I need to buy when installing new transmission and torque converter

I'm installing a rebuilt automatic transmission in my 1992 Chevy Silverado 1500 extended cab two wheel drive. What all should I buy at the parts store besides transmission fluid , pan gasket and new ...
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Possible faulty repair?

Our 2012 Honda Odyssey recently went into the shop for brake repair. The mechanic inspected the car and found a slight leak in the oil pan and requested that we replace the oil pan gasket. We agreed ...
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Trying to find out if it was the head gasket or not

My 98 Ford Ranger's radiator cap stopped sealing the other day. It ran hot and started backfiring while I was trying to make it home. After I let it sit long enough for it to cool, I figured out that ...
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Adhesive to stick gasket to surface to prevent falling out during install

In case that a gasket or O ring is on the underside of an engine part on assembly, it comes convenient to stick it with some low duty adhesive to prevent falling out during install. What kind of ...
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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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Can lesser engine gaskets be reused?

I am curious if lesser (everything minus head or maybe lower manifold) gaskets be reused upon engine reassembly, if they look in a good shape. In my particular case, I took one (of the two, V6) valve ...
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Should sealant/adhesive be used to set rubber gaskets?

Last time I took most of my engine apart, I used something like silicone/adhesive/sealant to set rubber gaskets (such as valve cover, manifold-intake, oil etc) into the contoured groove, as per some ...
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Oil leaking into spark plug well despite new gaskets -- is RTV a solution?

I replaced my valve cover gasket and the spark plug well sealer gaskets on my 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer recently because of an oil leak. The previous owner (or his mechanic) had over-tightened the bolts ...
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How to remove EGR valve that’s baked on 2012 Holden Cruze

I have a 2012 Holden/Chevrolet Cruze (2.0L turbo diesel) with a stuck EGR valve. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the EGR valve is on the top of the engine and reasonably easy to access, ...
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What happens to the oil inside the oil pan when you park your car in 40% slope? Does the oil come into contact with oil pan gasket materials? Harmful? [closed]

I want to know at what percentage of slope, engine oil touches oil pan gasket material? Is it harmful for the gasket?
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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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Identification of component on top of water pump

I have a 2003 3.8L V6 Mustang. The piece on top of the water pump looks bad, and I'd like to replace it when I replace the water pump. I can't find the name of this gasket(?) so I don't know what to ...
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What happens when you overfill your oil? [duplicate]

So I done recognized my oil was low... cuz on the dipstick, the two lil dots that are cut out of it... well... the oil was clear below both of em... even the LOW one. SO I went and got some STP and ...
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97 Subaru overtemp

I picked up a 97 Subaru Outback at a very low price. I knew the head gaskets were bad and for the price I thought it would be a fun project. I am planning to replace the engine but thought it might be ...
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How long can a bad head gasket last? [closed]

Coolant is dropping in my radiator. There is bubbles of gas coming out the radiator when the car is running. So, this seems like a bad head gasket. I think my options are to change the head casket or ...
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need help to identify the correct valve cover gasket for my old honda fit

I have an old 2006 honda fit with a LA-GD1 engine (1.3L) (the one with the 8 spark plugs) and its leaking oil in the main/inner 4 spark plugs, i figured its because the valve cover gasket is failing (...
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How to Remove Baked On Gaskets

I removed a throttle body which had a brittle, baked on gasket, part of which adhered to the intake manifold and part of which adhered to the throttle body. How do I get the baked on parts of the ...
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Can someone help to find the root cause of this oil leak?

I am trying to locate the root cause from where this engine is leaking oil so that I can buy all the right gaskets. What confuses me is that highest spot where the oil traces are visible is around ...
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Is it unreasonable to expect nation chain mechanics to recognize a blown head gasket from a radiator problem before installing new radiator?

PepBoys replaced my radiator a week ago exactly, because it blew a hose a week before. It also had the following symptoms:. *spewing white smoke and fluid out the tail pipe. *radiator losing all its ...
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Cascading Repair Costs following Blown Head Gasket on a 2004 Subaru Outback

This question concerns a 2004 Subaru Outback with ~167,000 miles. All major and minor maintenance was performed (original owner car). Nonetheless, it has suffered rapid demise. How much of the ...
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Blown Head gasket for triton

My 2005 tritons overflow is bubbling every time I go to point A to B and sometimes coolant pours down to the floor I know that it’s a sign of a blown head gasket or an cracked head.. is it still safe ...
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Likelihood of rear crankshaft seal failure

Potentially buying a 99' Nissan Maxima from some friends. It has 160k miles on it and they are looking to get the "good" private party value from KBB for the car. The car is a manual, if that makes a ...
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Should a sealant be used, or not, when replacing a molded rubber valve cover gasket?

I did search for this, and there are some oblique references to the sealant, but the full answer has come up that I can find. The car is a 1998 Toyota Camry-XLE, 6 cylinder (1MZ-FE) engine with about ...
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Is the crankcase gasket really necessary

I opened the crankcase of my scooter (PGO PMX Naked) to have a look at the clutch, and there was a gasket between case and cover. It looks like some type of cardboard material, extremely thin. Since ...
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Gasket between master cylinder and brake booster?

So I replaced my master cylinder on my 1995 Acura legend and there a hissing sound coming from the brake booster area. Upon more thorough inspection, I found that placing my finger on the bottom side ...
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What is the name of the part (1st picture)?

I could see the oil leak starts from this black rounded part (1st picture). The vehicle is Honda CR-V 2001. Thanks.
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checking head gasket?

I have seen people turn on the heat inside the car before buying probably checking the head gasket or over heating of the engine? And some people press the coolant hose to check it. Can someone ...
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Burning smell when getting out of the car

I sense a burning smell when getting out of the car (Nissan Maxima 02 V6). I am pretty sure it is an oil leak from somewhere based on the odor, but not sure where else to look for. The smell was ...
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Can I add a gasket to my exhaust valve to reduce leak and increase cylinder pressure?

So I have a single cylinder diesel engine. We do not use it to produce power (it is operated by an electric motor) but to measure the pressure at low rpm (100-200). The volumetric compression ratio is ...
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Will an Aftermarket Water Pump (Came with Paper Gasket) Leak with Metal OEM Gasket?

I have a 2011 Camry. 2.5L, 4 cyl, gas, not hybrid. The pump feels gritty when rotated by hand, and it makes a whirring noise that varies in pitch with the engine RPM. I bought a pump locally from ...