Yesterday's Tractor Co. Fast, Friendly Parts Service
Click Here or call 800-853-2651 
   Allis Chalmers Case Farmall IH Ford 8N,9N,2N Ford
   Ferguson John Deere Massey Ferguson Minn. Moline Oliver
 
Marketplace
Classified Ads
Photo Ads

Community
Discussion Forums
Project Journals
Tractor Town
Your Stories
Show & Pull Guide
Events Calendar
Hauling Schedule

Galleries
Tractor Photos
Implement Photos
Vintage Photos
Help Identify
Parts & Pieces
Stuck & Troubled
Vintage Ads
Community Album
Photo Ad Archives

Research & Info
Articles
Tractor Registry
Tip of the Day
Safety Cartoons
Tractor Values
Serial Numbers
Tune-Up Guide
Paint Codes
List Prices
Production Nbrs
Tune-Up Specs
Torque Values
3-Point Specs
Glossary

Miscellaneous
Tractor Games
Just For Kids
Virtual Show
Museum Guide
Memorial Page
Feedback Form

Yesterday's Tractors Facebook Page

Related Sites
Tractor Shed
TractorLinks.com
Ford 8N/9N Club
Today's Tractors
Garden Tractors
Classic Trucks
Kountry Life
Enter your email address to receive our newsletter!

subscribe
unsubscribe
  
Crawlers, Dozers, Loaders & Backhoes Discussion Forum

Re: Final Housing Sealant ?

[Show Entire Topic]  

Welcome Guest, Log in or Register
Author  [Modern View]
NCWayne

02-13-2013 18:35:37
69.40.232.132



Report to Moderator

Most gaskets, by design, aren't supposed to require any help to seal, so no sealant is recommended. That said "design" and real life take different paths waaaaayt too often and no extra sealer means leaks. That said, what I always use is Permatex Ultra Blue or Ultra Copper (for higher temp areas). Unlike regular silicone, which some love to over apply, you can use your finger to smear a really thin coat on the housing (or gasket) and when you bolt it togther it doesn't squeeze out into big gobs like the regular stuff does. Over the years I've been back into machines I've repaired bfore, to fix something else, and have yet to see one of the joints I made up like this leak or cause any problems with the operation of the machine. I can't say as much for the ones where someone in the past gobbed silicone on and tightened everything up. In those cases I've seen everything from turbos going out from oil starvation because the supply side was nearly plugged, to engines shutting down from silicine slug that were squeezed through bolt holes getting sucket into a fuel line, and quite a few things in between.

As far as the recommendation to use weatherstripping cement, prepare to hear the next guy into the machine CUSS you and your ancestors both past and future if you do that......I've done it to others kith and kin so I speak from experience there.....LOL. The only time I would recommend that is in an extreem situation where nothing else has worked, and, bad as I hate to say it on just about any oil pan or valve cover gasket made out of natural cork. In the case of the cork using it will cause the next guy to cuss you when he has to clean it off, and not using it will get you cussed by the owner when it starts to leak in a month after the cork 'takes a set' and the bolts get loose. In the end all I can say is whatever your choice, good luck.

[Log in to Reply]   [No Email]
[Show Entire Topic]     [Options]  [Printer Friendly]  [Posting Help]  [Return to Forum]   [Log in to Reply]

Hop to:

TRACTOR   PARTS TRACTOR   MANUALS
Same-Day Shipping! Most of our stocked parts ship the same day you order (M-F).  Expedited shipping available, just call!  Most prices for parts and manuals are below our competitors.  Compare our super low shipping rates!  We have the parts you need to repair your tractor.  We are a Company you can trust and have generous return policies!   Shop Online Today or call our friendly sales staff toll free (800) 853-2651. [ More Info ]

Home  |  Forums


Copyright © 1997-2014 Yesterday's Tractor Co.

All Rights Reserved. Reproduction of any part of this website, including design and content, without written permission is strictly prohibited. Trade Marks and Trade Names contained and used in this Website are those of others, and are used in this Website in a descriptive sense to refer to the products of others. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy

TRADEMARK DISCLAIMER: Tradenames and Trademarks referred to within Yesterday's Tractor Co. products and within the Yesterday's Tractor Co. websites are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of these trademark holders are affiliated with Yesterday's Tractor Co., our products, or our website nor are we sponsored by them. John Deere and its logos are the registered trademarks of the John Deere Corporation. Agco, Agco Allis, White, Massey Ferguson and their logos are the registered trademarks of AGCO Corporation. Case, Case-IH, Farmall, International Harvester, New Holland and their logos are registered trademarks of CNH Global N.V.

Yesterday's Tractors - Antique Tractor Headquarters