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    Re: To use head gasket sealant or not

    Permatex suggests using it on head gaskets and intake gaskets. So you know more than they do about the product? By the way I used it on my 550 with a copper head gasket and it runs perfect!

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    Re: To use head gasket sealant or not

    I have used the copper spray several times to make do with a used head gasket and had no issues. Even if the spray could get broken down by fuel, once the gasket is torqued down the vast majority of it never sees any fuel or oil anyway. Its a good alternative when a new head gasket isn't available.
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    Re: To use head gasket sealant or not

    It only cures under extreme heat....lol that head and cylinder deck surfaces will not produce. It's like using chewing gum on a head gasket...lol

    screw it, just call up jeff and get some 518....lol since he's the only cat left in the world with access to whats left...lol
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    Re: To use head gasket sealant or not

    The factory 550 manual actually calls for clear sealant around the water jackets on a stock head gasket. I only use the tiniest, most minute amount of 1211 on head gaskets. Mainly because I've learned not to trust 440s/550s sealing surfaces.

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    Re: To use head gasket sealant or not

    Quote Originally Posted by SJmullet View Post
    The factory 550 manual actually calls for clear sealant around the water jackets on a stock head gasket. I only use the tiniest, most minute amount of 1211 on head gaskets. Mainly because I've learned not to trust 440s/550s sealing surfaces.

    Now, why in the world could they possibly have any idea as to what their talking about?

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    Re: To use head gasket sealant or not

    After blowing quite a few copper and fiber head gaskets on various skis ,I have decided to use the 1211 on a fiber gasket.very thin layer on each side of head gasket and base gasket and exhaust manifold gaskets.Just have to be neat and not let it get into water jacket or cylinders.Most of the mechanics running high comp use it. I don’t think it can hurt if installed right.Has to be a reason it’s $25 a tube

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