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any tips on install silicon gaskets for winter car??

This is a discussion on any tips on install silicon gaskets for winter car?? within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; its for a saturn and theres no gasket just silicone. doing this week end just want to know any tips ...

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    any tips on install silicon gaskets for winter car??

    its for a saturn and theres no gasket just silicone. doing this week end just want to know any tips or tricks

    thanks

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    well what are you taking apart, and where will the silicone be going?

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    put the tube in a cup of hot water for 5 minutes before you apply it.

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    just make sure you let the silicone to get tacky before installing whatever. its not required but its the best way to do it.

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    also with silicon less is more. Don't put more on there than you have to. Just a thin bead is normally plenty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2MuchFun View Post
    put the tube in a cup of hot water for 5 minutes before you apply it.
    I've also heard of this being the best method when using the silicone from an old mechanic buddy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TransAm11973 View Post
    well what are you taking apart, and where will the silicone be going?
    this si a head gasket for a saturn, looks likes its been done before since its really haeavy and sloppy. just trying to stop a 1/3 of my leaks problems.

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    and thanks for the tips every one, i will difently try them out!!

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    honeslty I would get an actual gasket for it, screw the silicon. CAnt you just get a regular gasket fior it?

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    didnt think of that. probly but after looking at 1 other saturn its silicon.

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    sure that stock one was a graphite gasket? was it grey and stuck to everything? Although a graphite gasket will still have the gasket part. I wouldn't think silicone would seal a head.

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