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Posted: Sun Dec 04, 2005 8:36 pm 
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Cleaned my cooling system today and removed the thermastat not realising l would need a new gasket so instead i used silicon as the gasket. Does anyone reckon it wont work as l went for a brief drive and let it get to full temp with no probs and i've heard of other people using it instead of gaskets on rocker covers and stuff. Or is my best bet to go straight to bursons in the morning and get a gasket???

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 04, 2005 8:43 pm 
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i am guessing its for your fairlane, so this may be no help at all.

when i cahnged the thermostat on my eb i didnt put another gasket on, i just left it without one (as told by 2 mechanics and sprints guy)

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 04, 2005 8:44 pm 
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oh, but i if your supposed to have one, i think sillicon should be just fine.

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 04, 2005 8:46 pm 
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s**t that makes me feel better. Steel on steel and no gasket and it didnt leak?

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 04, 2005 8:51 pm 
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nope still doesnt. but isnt the housing alloy?

not sure if that makes any difference.

But, there is a rubber strip around the thermostat its self, so i gues thats why? who cares, as long as it works.LOL

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 04, 2005 9:12 pm 
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Yeah i'm talking about where the thermastat joins into the side of the engine. Alloy on alloy.

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2005 10:41 am 
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well the rubber gasket is the gasket and it's the only one you should be useing anyway,there is no other factory gasket available for it.

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2005 9:49 pm 
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All is still fine and l can recommend the good old silicon job to you all. By geeze is there anything silicon cant fix? Even sorts the missus out in hard form. :oops:

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2005 7:54 am 
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naughtyfalcon wrote:
well the rubber gasket is the gasket and it's the only one you should be useing anyway,there is no other factory gasket available for it.


True, though I have seen aftermarket thermostats come with a paper gasket, which of course gives people the wrong idea.
I only use the rubber ring gasket with a thin smear of selastic on it, as I have had them leak in the past without it.

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2005 11:23 am 
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agg s**t this was in another thread..

i have silcone on my au for the thermostat housing and has been fine for over 1yr :)

hell scotty used to use silicone for teh taxis :)

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2005 11:32 am 
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"All is still fine and l can recommend the good old silicon job to you all. By geeze is there anything silicon cant fix? Even sorts the missus out in hard form. icon_redface.gif
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lol some things should be left unsaid me thinks ...

 

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cooki_monsta wrote:
" Even sorts the missus out in hard form.



hahahha

mmm blue soft plastic wobly d*ldo.... u could have thought of a new idea !!!

 

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