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post #61 of 69 Old 08-23-2013, 10:31 PM
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I have only used grease on my adapter plate gaskets for my weber, that canceled out any vacuum leaks I may have had. I have never heard of using aviation grease. I do enjoy how someone always seems to find a good way to do something, thats what makes JF so good.

On my Valve cover gasket I have never had an issue with putting a cork gasket on dry, The one have now is in its third session of use and does not leak.

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post #62 of 69 Old 08-24-2013, 05:56 AM
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I have only used grease on my adapter plate gaskets for my weber, that canceled out any vacuum leaks I may have had. I have never heard of using aviation grease. I do enjoy how someone always seems to find a good way to do something, thats what makes JF so good.

On my Valve cover gasket I have never had an issue with putting a cork gasket on dry, The one have now is in its third session of use and does not leak.

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I don't think the product Keith used is a "grease". If it's like the stuff I used, it's a sticky sealant that stays tacky.

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I don't think the product Keith used is a "grease". If it's like the stuff I used, it's a sticky sealant that stays tacky.

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That's what it is, remains tacky.

I've tried the dry method also and though it initially worked, over time my bolts would loosen and it would start to leak. I got tired of checking the hold down bolts for the valve cover and got smart and use the wedge lock washers.

I do use grease on the carb gaskets.

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Just thought I'd give a final update after the repairs were done.

Been driving around as much as I can do to this beautiful weather we have been having since summer was mostly a washout. Drove down to my buddy's house in Maryland, up and down the Delaware river shore line several times and have put on about 700 miles with no loss of coolant or overheating.

I'd say it is fixed as there are no signs of coolant or mayonnaise at the bottom of my engine oil cap and the oil level on the dipstick is clean and at the full mark.

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That's great news, Keith. Strong work.

It's also good to hear that you're actually putting a few miles on your CJ...you can only stare at it in the garage for so long.

Thanks for the update.

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Just a little update. No issues of any kind since the new gasket was installed last year, so coolant leak problem was solved.

Have put on about 4000 miles since the cylinder head gasket change.

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post #67 of 69 Old 11-11-2014, 11:25 AM
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Great News! One question I have. Was your new head gasket the same thickness as your previous one?

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I used a different brand then the Felpro version I took out that was leaking. I got it from Quadratec for half the price of the Felpro version from NAPA and it is made by Crown.

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Thanks! I was wondering how critical the thickness of the gasket is in relation to the pushrods and if it made any difference since you went with a different one. Glad your fix solved the problem!

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