reed plate gasket sealer?

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    wedgie

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    #5128


    What sealer to use on the intake /reed plate /manifold gaskets…. if anything ?

    frankr
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    #43081

    None. But doesn’t that thing look kind of gnarley?

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    beerman57

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    #43084

    You need to disassemble and use some scotch-brite pads on a Dremel or die grinder on the aluminum, and if that’s rust on the reeds, then clean or replace.

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    wedgie

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    #43096
    quote FrankR:

    None. But doesn’t that thing look kind of gnarley?

    Yes, it was pretty gnarly, but I’ve cleaned it up since taking that picture. I’ll re assemble it sans sealer. Thanks

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    chris-p
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    #43101

    No sealer on anything on the intake side of things, only exhaust side.

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    wedgie

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    quote Chris_P:

    No sealer on anything on the intake side of things, only exhaust side.

    Presumably, out of fear of sucking some of the sealer in to the crankcase? I’m trying to re use the existing gaskets that are fairly good.I thought a little carefully applied sealer might help take up minor irregularities .

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    beerman57

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    #43106

    I agree!

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    #43116

    I like to give them a light coating of grease. Not enough to plug any small holes, but enough to help the parts come apart cleanly later on and to help seal them.

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    billw
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    #43118

    When my old boss went to Johnson school in 1966, they told him to oil the gaskets. (Maybe Frank went to the same school?) Granted those were supposed to be NEW gaskets; but I have always oiled them, new or used and have never had a problem. It makes them come apart again easily, too. Of course, if they’re ripped, that’s a whole different story.

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