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Old 09-07-2022, 11:37 AM
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Originally Posted by X5chemist View Post
Use Form A Gasket on both sides. Especially on corners, splits, and bolt areas. Here's an example from a Benz C240 valve cover I fixed. I used a light layer all the way around. Even a little to hold the valve cover gasket in place. The gasket won't leak unless the cover gets loose or it's seriously blown out. On really difficult gaskets, I loosen up the part and dab the sealing surface and tighten the part back down.
eh. my experience with lots of sealer on a gasket is that it means you have essentially three gaskets that can fail down the line. i'd be more interested in losing the gasket entirely than that.
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