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    Manual transmission end cap seal

    Hi All,

    I just finished refurbishing the end cap on my manual transmission, I had to replace the rubber bellows on the shift mechanism as it rotted away. I have a new paper gasket for it and I am ready to install it back on the car. Should I pre-treat the paper gasket with a sealer or just put it on and torque it down and it should be good to go?

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    hi

    I did mine a few years ago and put a little sealent on it cause i figure its usually needed with a paper gasket..

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    Quote Originally Posted by painterdave72 View Post
    I did mine a few years ago and put a little sealent on it cause i figure its usually needed with a paper gasket..
    I usually use Tack gasket on all cut gaskets, I just wasn't sure if there was a "don't use anything but the paper gasket" scenario on the Transmission.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmcman73 View Post
    I usually use Tack gasket on all cut gaskets, I just wasn't sure if there was a "don't use anything but the paper gasket" scenario on the Transmission.
    The paper gaskets require perfect mating surfaces. If it's not a critical dimension, I cut thicker gaskets. For the W pipe I did that and used a sealer on one side but left the other side dry so the pipe can be removed.
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    Hylomar on both sides of the gasket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Delorean Industries View Post
    Hylomar on both sides of the gasket.
    I think I used that on it 12 years ago, there was some remnants of some blue thin sealant on the old paper gasket which I believe was the Hylomar sealant.

    Thanks for the reminder!!!

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