[s-cars] Gasket sealant?

Igor Kessel KBATPO at comcast.net
Wed Jun 28 08:16:46 EDT 2006

DGraber460 at aol.com wrote:
> What is the collective list wisdom and consensus on using gasket sealants  
> when assembling an engine?
> This is directed to a WX 10V, mainly concerning oil pan, and the front and  
> rear main seal carriers.
> Use it (and which one/what type) or let the gaskets do their job  solo?
> I am sick and tired of a messy engine bay, and now that it's out and  getting 
> cleaned up I would like it to stay that way! At least for a  while.


I always secure my gaskets to oil pans with "Sure Tack" (-?) or some 
such spray adhesive. It comes in a spray bottle and is red in colour. 
However I do it not because I anticipate a leak in the future but rather 
because I like the multitude of gasket holes to stay aligned with their 
respective holes in the pan and in the engine block.

Keep in mind that this will make subsequent scraping of the residual 
gasket off the flange somewhat challenging. I always adhere the new 
gasket only to the oil pan (the oil pump in the front, the main seal 
carrier in the back) cuz I don't what to deal with scraping the engine 
block afterwards.

Igor Kessel
two turbo quattros

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