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Gaskets - Reusable??

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If I pull the valve cover off, do I need a new gasket or is the old one reusable? Can I just use RTV silicone?

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Kinarfi

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As far as I understand silicone is fine for everything except direct contact with gas, regardless I've used silicone on a 350 rocker cover with no problems before and it was RTV Silicone. I just found the old tube and the specs are, resists aging, temp range is -50C to 205C water, oil, grease and vibration. Jeff, RTV Silicone for your valve cover will be as sweet as Nanas nuts or I am a Polaris fan.

Cheers Mike.

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As far as I understand silicone is fine for everything except direct contact with gas, regardless I've used silicone on a 350 rocker cover with no problems before and it was RTV Silicone. I just found the old tube and the specs are, resists aging, temp range is -50C to 205C water, oil, grease and vibration. Jeff, RTV Silicone for your valve cover will be as sweet as Nanas nuts or I am a Polaris fan.

Cheers Mike.

RTV Silicone for your valve cover will be as sweet as Nanas nuts or I am a Polaris fan.

HUH????

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Kinarfi

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Sorry Jeff, my Kiwi slang is getting the better of me again. That roughly means in the old days, "my Grandma grows the best fruit, veggies and nuts known to man". Used in language today translates to, it will be fine".

So RTV Silicone would be OK to use on your valve cover.

Cheers Mike

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Sorry Jeff, my Kiwi slang is getting the better of me again. That roughly means in the old days, "my Grandma grows the best fruit, veggies and nuts known to man". Used in language today translates to, it will be fine".

So RTV Silicone would be OK to use on your valve cover.

Cheers Mike

Any sealants you use that is in contact with gas including intake manifold areas and motor oil for that matter should be Oxygen sensor safe. Problem is that when certain chemicals in the other sealants burn, the residule can greatly shorten the life of your Oxygen sensors. Oxygen sensor safe sealants will say that on the front of the tube. Darn and I really liked that Permatex Motorcycle sealant too.

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