Date: 14 Nov 2006 21:42:13 -0800
From: "pzi" <pzinospamnet>
Subject: Re: liquid gaskets

Thank you very much for the tip. I found the whole product line at - Permatex=AE High Temperature Anaerobic Flange Sealant. Here are some pictures of my engine refresh project cheers -Peter yaofeng wrote: > On Nov 14, 11:51 am, "pzi" <p...nospamnet> wrote: > > I am putting together my '01 Viggen engine after balancing chain > > failure and see that oil pan and timing cover use liquid gaskets > > instead of traditional paper ones. > > The local dealer recommends anaerobic sealant for oil pan ($45) and > > ultra gray for timing chain cover. > > Anybody has any advice on where to get it - dealer, after market, etc. > > > > -Peter > > This is the traditional utilititarian way SAAB is handling engine part > mating surfaces and it works. BMW on the other hand uses a gasket for > every mating surface of the engine. On the 9000 SAAB recommends > Permatex Blue between the oil pan and the block. It does say to use > anaerobic sealant between the timing cover and block. I used either > Permatex Blue or Orange on both surfaces for all four 9000 I own/owned. > They still hold. > > I did look up what anaerobic means. It means cure in absence of air. > I simply do not believe it is a complete vacuum inside the timing > cover. You can follow the book if you want. > > Do not apply more than a 3/32" bead or you'll find it inside the oil > pan. Not that it is a big deal or detrimental. People are concerned > it may plug up the oil passages. The strands are never big enough to > go pass the oil pick-up screen on the oil pump suction in the sump pan. > In my first Permatex Blue application on a 94 9000cs I used 3/16" > bead. A few strand ended up under the oil pump pickup screen. > > .jpg

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