post #1 of Old 02-06-2009, 04:21 PM Thread Starter
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perfect seal sealing compound?!?! HELP

when replacing the head gasket my manual says to coat both sides of the gasket with perfect seal sealing compound or equivalent is this necessary or is it just a recommendation? ive never had to use that stuff before




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post #2 of Old 02-06-2009, 04:26 PM
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My old man is an old school mechanic. He used to use aluminum paint. Not silver, not chrome, aluminum.

I did it on the small block in my old truck and it did great.

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My old man is an old school mechanic. He used to use aluminum paint. Not silver, not chrome, aluminum.

I did it on the small block in my old truck and it did great.
Modern head gaskets do NOT require any of that stuff. I used to use aluminum paint on HG years ago as well. I don't use ANYTHING on these modern gaskets.

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