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Old 06/13/06, 09:25 PM   #1
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Gasket Sealant Dry Time

I just replaced the thermostat housing gasket today as it started to leak (and a new housing...not that crappy chrome one). It has now sat on my EB for about three hours with no fluid in the system. About how long should I let the seal solidify before I put some fluid in and start her up? Thanks guys, I would really love to fire it up later tonight.

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Old 06/13/06, 09:54 PM   #2
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Bumpity....

Ants in the pants, I am hoping to drive it to the Built to Spill concert in an hour but don't want to act too early.

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What did you use as a sealer? generally I use a very thin coat of RTV on the gasket slap the housing on and fill it with coolent and start it right up. Never had a problem.

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What did you use as a sealer? generally I use a very thin coat of RTV on the gasket slap the housing on and fill it with coolent and start it right up. Never had a problem.

Not sure the brand. Just a small brown tube of gasket sealant. It seemed pretty gooey so I assumed it needed a bit to dry. Can you tell that I don't really know sh!t. LOL. Maybe I will give it a start in a sec.

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Should be ok sounds like permatex gasket sealer as long as the housing is tight I wouldnt worry the gasket should be all thats needed to keep it form leaking. the sealant usually just helps seal any imprefections in the sealing surfaces and is not really needed.

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