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Re: Head Gasket weeping

>Date: Fri, 26 Dec 1997 00:11:40 -0800
>From: Avi <Avi@cosmoslink.net>

>the reason I did not do it right away was, if nobody is interested why
>bother?...but you are..
>Before installing the head gasket put a thin bid of Loctite 819 on both
>sides of the gasket, DON'T OVERDO it.....if you follow all other
>instruction (installing the head gasket), it will not leak...
>The Loctite stuff was developed by Rolls Royce and used to be called
>Hylomar, apparently it was bought out by Loctite.
>I used the Hylomar while working on engine development and on many, many
>rebuilt, always worked...I belive this procedure was also re commanded by
>VW Porsche magazine (European Car)

Good recommendation.  Hylomar is great stuff.  We've used it many times,
including some times when the seal was questionable (like reusing a head
gasket when another one could not be found.  Don't want to waste the space to
retell THAT story.)

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