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  • Permatex Right Stuff gasket maker to replace valve cover and oil pan gaskets? merc 4

    Anyone used, or using Permatex The Right Stuff to replace some of the gaskets on your engine?
    Monte
    1979 19.5' GlasPly Cuddy Hardtop (floor, foam, transom gutted)
    Mercruiser 470 (sitting on a stand on the floor)

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    Re: Permatex Right Stuff gasket maker to replace valve cover and oil pan gaskets? me

    I tried it once on a car engine, not a fan. I prefer the reinforced 1 piece rubber gaskets for oil pans and valve covers, dressed with permatex aviation gasket sealer.
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      Re: Permatex Right Stuff gasket maker to replace valve cover and oil pan gaskets? me

      Originally posted by oldjeep View Post
      I tried it once on a car engine, not a fan. I prefer the reinforced 1 piece rubber gaskets for oil pans and valve covers, dressed with permatex aviation gasket sealer.
      +1 for reuseable rubber gaskets!
      I only ever use permatex on one side of these quality gaskets if at all and it allows me to take of valve covers for maintenance and reuse gasket with good oil seal remaining besides I HATE cleaning up cork or create-a-gaskets

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        Re: Permatex Right Stuff gasket maker to replace valve cover and oil pan gaskets? me

        Originally posted by oldjeep View Post
        I tried it once on a car engine, not a fan. I prefer the reinforced 1 piece rubber gaskets for oil pans and valve covers, dressed with permatex aviation gasket sealer.
        makes sense. not sure if i can find cut to fit rubber gaskets for a '79 merc 470. the first cork one i tried on the oil pan with permatex #2 was a fail. could have been the installer using too much sealant, either way the gasket was destroyed.
        Monte
        1979 19.5' GlasPly Cuddy Hardtop (floor, foam, transom gutted)
        Mercruiser 470 (sitting on a stand on the floor)

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          Re: Permatex Right Stuff gasket maker to replace valve cover and oil pan gaskets? me

          Originally posted by montejw360 View Post
          makes sense. not sure if i can find cut to fit rubber gaskets for a '79 merc 470. the first cork one i tried on the oil pan with permatex #2 was a fail. could have been the installer using too much sealant, either way the gasket was destroyed.
          Doesn't a Merc 470 have 460 Ford head on it? If so then you might wind up with an extra valve cover gasket, but I guarantee they make them. The 460 in my streetrod uses them
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          2018 Ram CC 5.7 Hemi

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            Re: Permatex Right Stuff gasket maker to replace valve cover and oil pan gaskets? me

            Originally posted by oldjeep View Post
            Doesn't a Merc 470 have 460 Ford head on it? If so then you might wind up with an extra valve cover gasket, but I guarantee they make them. The 460 in my streetrod uses them
            never thought about that, but yes, it's supposed to be a 460 head. should be plenty of valve cover gaskets for those available.

            thanks
            Monte
            1979 19.5' GlasPly Cuddy Hardtop (floor, foam, transom gutted)
            Mercruiser 470 (sitting on a stand on the floor)

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