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Old 09-01-2010, 01:11 PM
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Question Copper spray-a-gasket

Should i put 2 light coats on? Can I just spray or do I need to cover the metal rings that go around the pistons? And how long should I wait to install after sprayed? I was told by a mechanic that he uses this product from Permatex always with great success and confidence.
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Old 09-01-2010, 01:23 PM
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first time ive ever head of this. why spray a gasket? new one wont work? just curious. this topic is new to me...
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Old 09-01-2010, 03:34 PM
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On gas engines, I have all ways sprayed 2 light coats on the whole gasket. Hang it up with a wire and coat both sides. Let it set for 5-10 minutes and assemble. Be sure to clean the head and block surfaces real good with acetone.

Never done a diesel yet...

http://www.permatex.com/documents/td...tive/80697.pdf
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Old 09-02-2010, 12:16 AM
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Thanks!!!! Life-long mechanic highly suggested I use it. Your imput very helpful!!!
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Old 09-02-2010, 02:43 AM
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Should i put 2 light coats on? Can I just spray or do I need to cover the metal rings that go around the pistons? And how long should I wait to install after sprayed? I was told by a mechanic that he uses this product from Permatex always with great success and confidence.
As the other gentleman said, we also have always used on gas and some race engines. The only diesel I have ever worked on was an A/C WD45. Used it on the assembly of that engine.
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Old 09-02-2010, 05:34 AM
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this is new to me, weve never used this in our race engines. so what is this for? just to create a better seal?
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I will take two pork chop sandwiches with dill pickle spears and mayo, two Leinenkugel's Creamy Darks on the side. No fries...

Copper spray or for that matter aluminum paint spray works will. Head gaskets ONLY!!

The 4 piece Chevy intake gasket set just use Greese same with pan gaskets.
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Old 09-02-2010, 08:14 AM
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I will take two pork chop sandwiches with dill pickle spears and mayo, two Leinenkugel's Creamy Darks on the side. No fries...
that makes me hungry... lunch time!

note, beware of your surroundings - language alert. there is where it comes from...
love those vids!


sorry, back to topic!
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Old 09-02-2010, 08:20 AM
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Funny, and now I am hungry, no pork chops, maybe Chinese barffet.
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Old 09-02-2010, 08:33 AM
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Something you might be interested in engine wise.

FairDiesel Limited

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