Copper gasket sealant

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  1. Andy C

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    On a solid head and block is there any Plus or Minus of using any type of sealant on the gasket. Puting in 50psi of boost.

    Thanks
    Andy
     
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  2. tc1216

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    Use a little silicone sealant around the holes if there is oil pressure coming up to feed the rockers, and around the holes for the top end drainback, use only a thin layer, as too much could ooze in and clog the holes.
     
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  3. hemi altered 378

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    i use a very thin coat of silicone around the oil feed holes on the deck, and we like to use Copperkote spray on both sides of the gasket. it's made by Permatex, and it really seals well. hope this helps
    Darren
     
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    Way back when [ telling my age here] when no copperkote was around we would spray a thin coat of aluminum paint on both sides to seal with. Aluminum not just silver. Reminds me of the time the pet pig ran off with a new set of rings it took hours but found them all and none broken.
     
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    Hylomar now, back in the old day we ran Permatex High Tack red.
     
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  6. Comax Racing

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    Gaskets

    What are you concerned about the oil,or the combustion pressure?
     
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  7. john348

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    I have always used Gasket Cinch, can has a half naked lady on the can
    used to always get it from Keith black
     
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  8. Andy C

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    Thanks everybody...
    This is a solid BBC so no oil conserns just looking to seal the combustion better.. 50+++ with a Screw :D:D
     
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  9. MKR-588

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    I feel that if the combustion pressure gets past your "O" ring seal around the bore, then nothing is going to help you.
     
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  11. Comax Racing

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    Gasket Sealant

    I agree with MRK-588 if you have no water then a dry gasket will work. The only reason, in my opinion, you would put any sealant on is for water/oil. The o-rings will not benifit from having any aditional sealant put on them.
     
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