Head gasket sealant

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Mr Bonehead
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Head gasket sealant

Postby Mr Bonehead » Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:29 am

Hi ,just a quick one,any recommendations for the make of gasket seal for the new head gasket on my GT 750 ,
Regards from France Mr B

Kettletimes3
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Re: Head gasket sealant

Postby Kettletimes3 » Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:42 am

No need for anything other than a new gasket.

Mr Bonehead
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Re: Head gasket sealant

Postby Mr Bonehead » Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:39 pm

Kettletimes3 wrote:No need for anything other than a new gasket.

Thanks for the reply kettletimes3,wonder why the bloke I bought it off had blathered it with black sealer :?:
Cheers Mr B

Kettletimes3
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Re: Head gasket sealant

Postby Kettletimes3 » Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:51 pm

Check the head for any imperfections.
It could have been that he re-used the old gasket.

Mr Bonehead
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Re: Head gasket sealant

Postby Mr Bonehead » Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:32 pm

Kettletimes3 wrote:Check the head for any imperfections.
It could have been that he re-used the old gasket.

Had a look and seems ok,cleaned off with a bit of 1200 wet and dry,bit of crystallization in one part but no oily milky gunk
Cheers Mr B

Roger Ackery
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Re: Head gasket sealant

Postby Roger Ackery » Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:35 am

I wouldn't take the risk of a leak,
Buy a new gasket to be sure,

Cheers,

Roger.
Cheers.
Roger
GT750A.

barney01
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Re: Head gasket sealant

Postby barney01 » Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:42 am

Good job you broke off that tie wrap! Or you could have discovered this the hard way :D
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Mr Bonehead
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Re: Head gasket sealant

Postby Mr Bonehead » Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:24 pm

Roger Ackery wrote:I wouldn't take the risk of a leak,
Buy a new gasket to be sure,

Cheers,

Roger.

Hi Roger,got a new head gasket ordered but just wanted to know if it needed anything on it,my days of Kellogg cornflakes box gaskets and a tube of premature red are long gone
Cheers Mr B

Mr Bonehead
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Re: Head gasket sealant

Postby Mr Bonehead » Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:27 pm

[quote="barney01"]Good job you broke off that tie wrap! Or you could have discovered this the hard way :D[/quote
True,would have cost a bit more too


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