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Hello All,

Basic question, I know, but couldn't find anything on it.

I am re installing my water pump and will be using bolts as replacements on the bottom 2 studs (what a PIA they were!):eek:

I think they need thread sealer.:confused:

Can I use gasket maker as the sealer or do I need special thread sealer.

Thanks for the help.

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Best gasket maker is the ultragrey permatex, but I'm not going out on that limb to say it will work there:)
 

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Hi Vince,
Just to be safe, I'd use the thread sealer. Canadian Tire carries the Permatex brand.
 

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The Permetex Ultra Grey DOES work there.
 

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That's good enough for me:)
 

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For threadsealer, are you referring to something like Loctite? Might try something like the new Locktite tape, kinda like the plumbing teflon tape.
 

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For threadsealer, are you referring to something like Loctite? Might try something like the new Locktite tape, kinda like the plumbing teflon tape.
I'm no mechanic, but I will try.

I'm not looking for Locktite to keep the studs in place, but I believe these studs go all the way through the block and coolant could leak around the threads.

So in a a sense, yes, I am looking for "plumbers tape" that can withstand high heat and keep fluids from escaping.

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I'm no mechanic, but I will try.

I'm not looking for Locktite to keep the studs in place, but I believe these studs go all the way through the block and coolant could leak around the threads.

So in a a sense, yes, I am looking for "plumbers tape" that can withstand high heat and keep fluids from escaping.

Vin
Vince,
The Permatex "High Temperature Thread Sealent" I bought from Canadian Tire is designed (according to the package) specifically for this type of application.
 

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Vince,
The Permatex "High Temperature Thread Sealent" I bought from Canadian Tire is designed (according to the package) specifically for this type of application.
Hi Ken,

I picked some up last night. Expensive little tube isn't it!

Thanks for all the help from everyone.

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Hi Ken,

I picked some up last night. Expensive little tube isn't it!

Thanks for all the help from everyone.

Vin
Fortunitely, as soon as I get home I forget what I paid for anything to do with the Alfas :D
 

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Permatex # 2. This should be applied to both sides of the water pump gasket to extend the gasket's life and to seal small surface imperfections. Apply sparingly. If Permatex is applied to the gasket there should be no need, in theory, to apply it to the bolt threads, since the gasket surrounds each bolt / stud.
 

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Fortunitely, as soon as I get home I forget what I paid for anything to do with the Alfas :D
Hi Ken,

That is a great condition to have. I have it too!:D

But for the life of me, no matter how much time I spend with my wife, she has an incredibly stong immune system against the condition! :mad:

I have 5 packages arriving this week for my Spider and she get's the mail!:eek:

Vin
 

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That sounds like a good news / bad news situation. Sounds like you are in for some fun :D
 

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Bringing this back because the title is right, "Thread Sealer".

I need to seal the studs in the transmission that the bellhousing attaches to. As you know its a lot of work to get to those studs and I don't want to do it again any time soon, especially because I picked the wrong thread sealer.

How about yellow teflon tape (2x the density of white) or pink teflon tape (3X the density of white) for this application? They are both rated for oil.

At least with tape, I know I am getting 100% thread coverage.

As always, thank you for your help.

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As Richard Jemison mentioned, Permetex Ultra Grey in a oil free hole, on an oil free stud will do the job just fine. I have also use Permetex hydraulic fitting sealant on oil gallery threaded plugs in blocks drilled as 5 oilers. That works fine as well. Both are easy to get and have multiple uses.
 

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liquid teflon thread sealer. Put it on with a brush and screw it in. Teflon tape is for tapered pipe threads not straight bolt threads.
 

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Cool, didn't realize there was a liquid teflon tape available. Would this work in place of anti-seize paste or vice versa?
 

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Anti seize would not work well as a sealant as it usually copper dust or nickel dust in oil/grease. Under the right conditions Teflon paste would prevent seizing but is not meant for the temps anti-seize can take.
 

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Vince,

I have a container of this stuff: Oatey Real Tuff Thread Sealant

I guess I got it at a real hardware store over the years. It should be in any big box store in the plumbing supply section.
 
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