thermostat ? again


Old 12-12-05, 06:07 AM
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thermostat ? again

When you replace the thermostat do you just put a new gasket on and then the thermostat or do you put some kind of gasket sealer on both sides of the gasket before installing. My repair manual says to dip the gasket in water before installing and someone else said you need a gasket sealer. No sure what to use. Thanks
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Old 12-12-05, 07:59 AM
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i've always used gasket sealer
Old 12-12-05, 09:42 AM
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I believe the water dip is to swell the gasket, making it less prone to leaks once it's installed.
Old 12-12-05, 12:33 PM
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Use gasket sealer.
Old 12-12-05, 02:30 PM
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what ever you want

Do what ever you want the imortant thing is to make darn sure both mating surfaces be clean as a whistle.Use some scotch brite to make sure and tighten both bolts down even.

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