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Old 16-09-2013, 03:39 PM   #1
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Which the best case sealer to use for engines case halves??
Ive been told permatex but which one is the best to use..
I ideally want a paint on sealer rather than a silicon type,as i dont want the same problem i had with my 2007 motor.
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As long as you keep it on the outer edge of the case sealing face and keep the bead of sealer small (3mm or so diameter) I reckon you will be fine using most silicon based sealers.
Permatex is another good sealer to use as it remains pliable.
Both types have there merits.
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I kept the last sealer i used on my 2007 to a small bead and it still ended up in the case (maybe didnt keep it to the outside enough)
I do quite fancy a paint on version..
Which permatex is it i need though phil?
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I've never actually used permatex so I'm not sure.
If you decide to use silkaflex you can dispense it using a large syringe (50ml)
This will give you a small enough bead and allow you to control the flow of sealant far better than with a mastic gun.
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The stuff i've always used is a marine type brush on sealer looks like brown snot sticky a hell we use a volvo penta version but i think its made by loctite
Its the best metal to metal sealer i've found never have any problems with it and it allows the surfaces to be tight against eachother
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Elring's Curil T is very good
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Curil K2 is lovely stuff to use, I recently split apart and re-lubed & re-assembled a newly reconditioned-engine that had stood for a few years, no mess and appears to seal really well.
It doesn't ever harden so won't cause problems like a silicone-type sealer.
The only trouble is getting hold of the damn stuff as the only readily-available source seems to be on German Ebay, so relatively high carriage charges.

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Curil K2 is lovely stuff to use, I recently split apart and re-lubed & re-assembled a newly reconditioned-engine that had stood for a few years, no mess and appears to seal really well.
It doesn't ever harden so won't cause problems like a silicone-type sealer.
The only trouble is getting hold of the damn stuff as the only readily-available source seems to be on German Ebay, so relatively high carriage charges.

Yeah ive just found that out trying to get some
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Yeah ive just found that out trying to get some
I did find a UK supplier eventually, SC Parts (they're Triumph parts people) but they are a right pain as for the last 2 years since purchasing the K2 I've had loads and loads of (unwanted) marketing email from them.
If you do purchase from them don't give them your email addy!
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