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Re: Soaking Gaskets?!
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2018, 03:43:13 PM »

Just lightly smear the gasket with oil. It helps to seal micro pores in the metal surfaces and helps the gasket to bed in. It also makes future removal easier. As stated, head gaskets go on dry.

I'm an engineer of 40 years and this is how I was always taught. Some systems I work on run at 600 psig and the gaskets don't let by using this method.

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Re: Soaking Gaskets?!
« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2018, 04:26:23 PM »

Just a smear of oil , I would not "soak" it .
When WE change O rings and gaskets , they just have a smear of whichever oil they are going to......oil , fuel , hydraulic , transmission etc.
That is on some BIG machines so a car or bike will be fine following the same rules  :)
« Last Edit: January 19, 2018, 04:30:23 PM by spit051261 »
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