Hey guys, I'm replacing the head gasket on a 78 CB750K and I'm having quite a time scraping and cleaning off the original gasket and what looks like red hard sealer. I was given advice to use the permatex red RTV silicone gasket maker in a very thin layer on both gasket sides when I re-assemble. Does anyone have any experience with this one, I've read there are some other types that are better but i wanted to check with you guys as this is the first time i'm doing this. Any advice would be appreciated, Thank you.
NEVER USE GASKET SEALER ON A HEAD GASKET!!!!!!!! And never use silicone on an engine!!!!! Also the best thing I have found for cleaning off old gaskets is a scotchbrite disc on a high speed drill.
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I was just reading either on this forum or over at sohc4.net that someone's camshaft literally broken apart because it wasn't getting oil to the carrier. Cause- sealant clogging the oil passage way. For other applications it may be ok, but steer clear of it in this area.
Wow....Um There's my answer right there. I definitely don't need that happening. I'm glad I asked before I went ahead with this. I have used a little finishing buffer attachment on my Dremel to clean up the surfaces of the head/cylinder so they're nice and clean/shiny. So it's probably best not to use any type of Gasket Sealer at all then ??? Thanks for the advice, I really appreciate and i'm glad I asked.