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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 8:34 am 
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Location: Kilsyth
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Name: Brett
Hey guys,

About to fit the water pump back onto the small block Chev. One of the bolts goes through into the water jacket.

Which sealant do you guys use on the thread? I've got some GM Sealant on the shelf, and also some of that Loctite #3 Aviation Sealant. Either of those? It's been too long I've forgotten all this stuff :o


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 8:41 am 
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My Ride: Cam'd LS1 ss -11.81@121
Name: Beno
I usually use the RTV Silicone (Blue) when putting water pumps & other gaskets like rocker cover etc.

Seeing this is your baby... and I ain't a mechanic, I would wait to see what others post also. But the RTV should do the trick for ya.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:23 am 
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My Ride: Cammed as fark ls1 bro
I use gm headbolt sealant works a treat.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 4:09 pm 
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Brett either one you have will work for the water pump.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 5:19 pm 
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My Ride: 77 lx torana 93 vq states
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how old is your stuff for the sake of a few bucks if its a few years old just grab a new bottle i use the permatex thread sealant smells really bad but works a treat
just ask shannon and brenton about old sealants bringing you undone haha think thats the reason why propain has the engine out


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:45 pm 
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My Ride: lx hatch torana
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i use gm on the 308, but arp thread sealer on my chev. if its water pump mate just use permatex thats all i used on mine. it doesnt leak.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 7:13 am 
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Thanks guys.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 8:59 am 
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We used to use permatex but as said above either of yours would work


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