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Old 01-19-2013, 06:54 PM   #50
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Originally Posted by gary the wolf View Post
they have complete housings at APS,,l jus had mine changed,,caused by leaking valve cover which l changed a few months ago
Leaking oil isn't what makes these leak, its that stupid slice of inner tube they call a seal!
Its to soft,
Its just flips over,
I'm on my third housing now and I have no doubt its going to leak again. And just to note, none of my housings cracked.

I know a lot of people that have luck with silicone sealants, but I'm not one of them, I did One Time get the RTV black to work a bit.

Also, I found out that the "Great" Permatex #2 formula has been changed from the early version! it used to state "Impervious to Gasoline and Solvents" it doesn't state that anymore and I found out that's its not! I'm not sure if its worth buying anymore or not?

When I got the car it took about a year for the housing to start leaking, when I took it apart it had a crap homemade gasket from what looked like a cereal box. The groove wasn't filled in with anything, but it held up WAY better than the inner tube seal does.

How about the Permatex "High Tack" gasket sealant, its yellow and it states that using this product eliminates the need for weather stripping adhesive, anybody tried it?

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