Re: RTV Hi Temp vs. gasket ??
I agree, RTV is not good as an oil or grease sealant. for the reasons he said. I like a gasket because it actualy uses the oil to perfom the seal, it absorbs enough oil to swell and seal the gap. I have seen alot of people use RTV to hold their gaskets in place during assembly and have leaks and not understand why. They just sealed over the gasket's ability to absorb the oil or gear lube or whatever and the fluid slides right past the gasket that's why. I use any thing to hold the gasket in place till I can get a bolt in it. Put it on the side not on the face of the gasket. You can use your wife, sister or moms fingernail polish if you want to. I like it because it is easy to apply dries very fast and don't take up much space in my tool box and if I cant find it I can always find some in the old lady's bathroom.
"If you have ever used your wife's fingernail polish to hold a gasket in place"
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