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02-11-2011 07:58 AM #1
Hylomar or not ????
Intakes removed and new gaskets purchased [also removed valve covers since they were easy to get to even though they were not leaking] ..... I see alot of past chatter about using Hylomar on the new Intake gaskets AND the new valve cover gaskets,, does that apply to the earlier models only ??? A BMW tech said to reassemble both and not to use anything on either of the new gaskets- intakes or valve covers !!!
02-11-2011 01:25 PM #2
02-11-2011 07:59 PM #3
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02-12-2011 12:54 AM #4
You will not need to use any Hylomar here if you are using new gaskets. I believe it will lubricate the mating surface to allow the gasket to "settle" as it is tightened but then on the other hand, it is keeping the raised ridge of the new gaskets from seating on the heads.
I would use a thin smear of grease on the cam cover gaskets to allow settling rather than Hylomar unless the face is scored.
I really dont like hylomar with rubber gaskets but its fine with cork and paper gaskets.
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