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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Bill Van Dyke, Nov 4, 2011.

  1. Bill Van Dyke
    Joined: May 21, 2008
    Posts: 810

    Bill Van Dyke
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    Got a leak on my SBC header where the doughnut fits between the header and the belled down tube with a slip flange. The doughnut appears even all around. Thinking of trying some sort of sealant on the doughnut. Any suggestions? Thanks Bill
     
  2. Jim Bouchard
    Joined: Mar 2, 2011
    Posts: 584

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    I use Permatex orange.
     
  3. What did people do before they had the internet to solve the simplest problems..
     
  4. pasadenahotrod
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
    Posts: 11,776

    pasadenahotrod
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    from Texas

    I've been using Permatex Copper on header flanges to block with oem stamped steel/fiber gaskets and on the bottom end, collector flat gasket or donut style, as well for many years. Never had a leak after the initial tighten and a followup at about 100 miles.
     
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  5. Bill Van Dyke
    Joined: May 21, 2008
    Posts: 810

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    Obviously they didn't ask you. Thanks guys the sealant recomendation was what I was looking for.
     
  6. Bill Van Dyke
    Joined: May 21, 2008
    Posts: 810

    Bill Van Dyke
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    All fixed thanks for the sealant info.
     
  7. nickles street chop shop
    Joined: Jan 29, 2007
    Posts: 386

    nickles street chop shop
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    from Edum Tejas


    Everyone doesnt know everything.

    Glad you fixed your problem. Need anything else just ask the HAMB
     

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