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What's the best shit for thermostat housing gasket. I want extra protection from leaks!
Also somethin' for the transmission gasket. A LiL Somthin' extra,What's the best for leak protection!!!!
 

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blue rtv for thermostat (coolant related)
black for trans and oil.
 

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Quick i likes that!!!!!!!!1 :rant:
on the tranny, are you using the silicone only on the top of gasket correct.
Thermostat both sides of gasket right.
 

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I don't use anything on t-stat gaskets or trans pan gaskets and never had a problem with leaks. I'm in the midwest so everything is subjected to extreme heat and cold cycles too. For that "extra" protection, make sure the surfaces are smooth and free of any old gasket material, then torque to the factory specs ;)
 

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x2. i never use anything on most gaskets. i just clean the surface really well. never had any problems. but if you want to use it, thats what you would use what i posted before
 

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tranny gaskets recommend you dont use anything. blue is for water pumps and thermostats. You sound overly eager to seal up your water neck, beware, a gasket, a little sealer and just a snug of the bolts will seal it just fine. You dont wanna have sealer getting all in your system and those water neck bolts strip fairly easy in the intake.
 

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ULTRA BLUE
 

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Go to your local Yamaha motorcycle shop. Pick up a tube of Yamabond 4. Without a doubt the best sealant on the planet. I have used it on anything and everything for the last 9 years.
 

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I'VE ALWAYS HAD GOOD LUCK USING THE BLACK SILICONE ONLY. FROM WATER PUMPS TO TRANS PANS, EVEN DIFF COVERS.
 

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Originally posted by Sleepy G@Dec 14 2008, 10:11 PM~12431468
ULTRA BLUE
I'VE HAVE MORE SHIT LEAK WITH THE BLUE STUFF 'CAUSE THE GASKET TENDS TO SLIP OUT.
 

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Originally posted by kandylac@Dec 16 2008, 11:38 PM~12451951
I'VE HAVE MORE SHIT LEAK WITH THE BLUE STUFF 'CAUSE THE GASKET TENDS TO SLIP OUT.


thats why u let it settle a bit

till is a lil tacky
 

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What about valve covers what type of silicone with gasket?
 

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never use silicon in conjunction with o rings or other rubber gaskets.

as for cork valve cover gaskets, gas-ga-cinch is the only way to go.. kinda looks like rubber cement
 

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Originally posted by Sleepy G@Dec 16 2008, 10:40 PM~12451976
thats why u let it settle a bit

till is a lil tacky
NOT WHEN YOU'RE WORKING FLAT RATE YOU DON'T.
 

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Originally posted by racerboy@Dec 20 2008, 07:47 PM~12485578
never use silicon in conjunction with o rings or other rubber gaskets.

as for cork valve cover gaskets, gas-ga-cinch is the only way to go.. kinda looks like rubber cement
does that gas ga cinch work on tranny pan
 

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YES IT DOES, BUT I'VE HAD BETTER LUCK USING GENERAL TRIM ADHESIVE, BY 3M, TO HOLD THE GASKET IN PLACE.
 

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for cork i always use indian head. good stuff. but a pain to get off.
 

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Originally posted by maniak2005@Dec 20 2008, 09:57 PM~12486513
for cork i always use indian head. good stuff. but a pain to get off.
WHAT IS "INDIAN HEAD" ? NEVER HEARD OF IT.
 
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