Best Gasket Adhesive for Cyl Head Cover Gasket?

Discussion in 'Tech' started by beathiswon, Jan 9, 2019.

  1. beathiswon

    beathiswon Well-Known Member

    Looking for the best gasket adhesive that is not a PITA to clean off when changing head cover gaskets.
     
  2. ineedanap

    ineedanap Well-Known Member

    What kind of bike? All of the bikes I have ever done have been pretty much dry install, with the exception of a tiny dab of plain old RTV on the half moon parts or something like that. RTV comes off easy and I've never had a RTV failure.

    At least that's been my experience. I'm no expert, though.
     
  3. Chaplain45

    Chaplain45 Well-Known Member

    The Right Stuff.

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  4. beathiswon

    beathiswon Well-Known Member

    Bike is 2015 Yam FZ09 but applies to most of the bikes I've worked on.
     
  5. Spitz

    Spitz Well-Known Member

    I like using Hi-Tack if i need to glue a gasket onto something i can't physically hold or manipulate any other way. I don't like using it but it's faster setting than RTV and the like. For actually making gaskets we use "the right stuff" as well. Grease can work too but might be a mess. Depends what kind of gasket you have. A flat paper gasket or a silicone type beaded gasket that lays in a groove on the cover ?
     
  6. TWF2

    TWF2 2 heads are better than 1

    Toyota packing 103
     
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  7. beathiswon

    beathiswon Well-Known Member

    Thanks. It's for the silicone types that sit in the cover grooves that are always hard to clean the residue out real well.
     
  8. drop

    drop Well-Known Member

    Toyota black! I forget the part number. I can get it. That shit is amazing.
     
  9. RGV 500

    RGV 500 OLD, but still FAST

    Toyota black is as good as it gets. Purely by coincidence, it is part number 103. Not the cheapest stuff, but the best stuff I have ever used.
     
  10. Spitz

    Spitz Well-Known Member

    Strange, those gaskets tend to be held in there pretty well by little "stakes" on the gasket themselves. You shouldn't need any kind of sealant for those. A sealant may even be worse to use in conjunction with some gaskets.
     
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  11. Chaplain45

    Chaplain45 Well-Known Member

    Stupid question follows: is Toyota black only sold at Toyota dealerships?

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  12. beathiswon

    beathiswon Well-Known Member

    This one doesn't stay in real secure and there is such a small amount of clearance putting the valve cover back on I tend to bump the gasket out of place. I just need something to hold it in place and not necessarily to help sealing. I seem to be getting a little klutzier in my old age.
     
  13. TWF2

    TWF2 2 heads are better than 1

    Grease.
    Sealant is used only on those half a moon cut outs gasket has to fit in.
     
  14. Mechdziner714

    Mechdziner714 More Gas Less Brakes

    Im remembering the Toyota stuff was orange, no?
     
  15. TWF2

    TWF2 2 heads are better than 1

    No, it is black.
     
  16. drop

    drop Well-Known Member


    I think it's a Toyota mechanic only get. I can very possibly get you a tube or 2
     
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  17. Mechdziner714

    Mechdziner714 More Gas Less Brakes

  18. TWF2

    TWF2 2 heads are better than 1

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  19. Champer

    Champer Well-Known Member

    For those of us that may not use it very often - does it keep well? Seems like the generic ones you buy from the auto store always gum up and harden. Though I assume it's probably because I'm not storing them correctly.
     
  20. TWF2

    TWF2 2 heads are better than 1

    If you keep it closed and at room temperature they last few years.
     

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