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godtool
08-01-2012, 07:44 AM
Just bought new cork gaskets. Do I need to use silicone or that gasket glue?

yoda604
08-01-2012, 11:35 AM
Use anaerobic gasket sealer

Apathy
08-01-2012, 11:52 AM
for cork,
I put silicone on one side. ensure that its rough.
so, next time you pull the valve covers the gasket sticks to the valve cover adn not the head tearing it apart.

85chevy
08-01-2012, 06:41 PM
Take them back and buy the PermaDry ones and don't use anything on them

epic3
08-01-2012, 08:36 PM
cork sucks. spend the couple extra bucks and save a ton of oil in the long run

kootenaycat
08-02-2012, 12:14 AM
It's a chevy, it'll leak oil no matter what! And yes I owned SBC's for a couple of decades :D

Don't need to use silicone on any gasket, usually just makes them slip out of place. I use a very light application of weather strip adhesive to stick the gasket on (V/C's, oil pan, etc) and install dry. Yah it makes it a pain to remove the next time but that's what a die grinder and a rough buffer are for. Only need silicone where the gaskets aren't one piece - oil pan side gasket to rubber end seal or on some engines where intake makes up part of the valve cover surface.

toyon35s
08-02-2012, 12:49 AM
i dont use anything but lock tight gasket maker,175 a tube but seals instantly and is easy to remove [cheers]

Apathy
08-02-2012, 10:33 AM
I only use the silicone to keep it stuck to the cover. Not for sealing

godtool
08-02-2012, 10:37 AM
thanks for tips!

winner
08-02-2012, 01:38 PM
i wouldnt put anything on them

Happypants
08-02-2012, 03:18 PM
high tack silicone spray is what i use, works great and is quick setting, little blue can, about 3 bucks at crappy tire spray a little on the surface of the valve cover and then stick the gasket on and let it dry then like jer said, next time you take it off it wont stick to the head either

dirka dave
08-02-2012, 04:18 PM
For cork, gasket sinch.