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To seal or not to seal... water divider


Chris_B

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I have had my "water divider" on and off my car a few times as I have been tuning my dual Weber sidedraft setup. I now intend to put it back on for keeps, and I would appreciate receiving comments on whether I should use some kind of sealant on the gasket, head and water divider flange. I have some non-hardening Permatex (#2A) that I could use. I also have some RTV sealant that would probably do the job.

Previously, I have bolted the water divider to the head dry and had pretty good luck, but that last time I removed it, there appeared to be a tiny bit of coolant leaking from the bottom (that I couldn't see until I removed the water divider).

Chris B.

'73 ex-Malaga

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You can't go wrong with either one of your sealants. I have always preferred the permatex. Hope you've got those Webers running well.

I love the noise they make.

No amount of skill or education will ever replace dumb luck
1971 2002 (much modified rocket),  1987 635CSI (beauty),  

2000 323i,  1996 Silverado Pickup (very useful)

Too many cars.

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