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Gearbox gasket sealant

PostPost by: snowyelan » Fri Aug 26, 2016 11:57 pm

Hi All,
Quick question, tried the search but it wasn't definitive. Is Blue hylomar to be used on the gearbox gaskets and is there an alternative? Guess that's 2 questions....

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PostPost by: Panda » Sat Aug 27, 2016 5:02 am

Hi Scott,
Lots of alternatives, but in my humble opinion Threebond 1211 is best sealant for gearbox and engine gaskets.
Stick your head under any engine or gearbox I have built, for proof!
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PostPost by: rgh0 » Sat Aug 27, 2016 5:06 am

Personally I prefer loctite / permatex aviation gasket adhesive No 3 on paper and cork gaskets.

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PostPost by: alan.barker » Sat Aug 27, 2016 11:38 am

Don't forget to seal the thread on the bolt with the through thread into box
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PostPost by: snowyelan » Sat Aug 27, 2016 7:12 pm

Great, thanks!
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