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Old 10-24-2012, 10:41 AM   #1
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Hey guys! I just got my new cylinder head from J&C! Cant wait to put it in. While I'm doing this, I decided to replace the timing components. I hate using rtv...absolutely hate it. Is there anything else I could use as a substitute to seal the timing cover? I'll definitely use it on the bottom part of the cover though that comes in contact with the oil pan. At oreilly auto parts they sell gasket material sheets. And there's ones specifically for oil. Could I use that instead of rtv?

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Default Re: timing cover gasket options

You could try Hylomar Ultra Blue Racing formula. OldNuc recommended this stuff (first time I saw it was, I think, in the epic cboss thread, has "p0172" in the title)

Permatex sells it under their name, too

I'm a big fan of it. Done two covers with it, no leaks. Very easy to work with and clean up.

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Old 10-24-2012, 05:45 PM   #3
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You could try Hylomar Ultra Blue Racing formula. OldNuc recommended this stuff (first time I saw it was, I think, in the epic cboss thread, has "p0172" in the title)

Permatex sells it under their name, too

I'm a big fan of it. Done two covers with it, no leaks. Very easy to work with and clean up.
is it a make your own gasket type of thing? I'm looking more into the sheets that o could cut out, versus a tube of gasket maker

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Old 10-24-2012, 06:36 PM   #4
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Default Re: timing cover gasket options

they dont make a gasket because it would be so thin in most areas and probably prone to leaking. ive use standard grey rtv on practically everything and have never had a problem with leaks. ive done 2 saturn builds and its the only sealant i use. the key is to use the correct amount and not over due it where itll ooze out and go places it shouldnt.

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You need to use a good quality RTV. If you use a paper type gasket it will move the timing cover out from the block and not let the oil passage orings seal properly. If this happens then your oil pressure will zero.

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