What to seal auto Air Conditioner Evaporator housing with?
A friend of mine needed a new evaporator for the Air Conditioning in his Chevy *-10 pickup. The evaporator is the small radiator/heater-core like thing in a plastic housing near the firewall that gets very cold and blows your warm car air over it to cool your car air.
The plastic housing is a clamshell two-half like thing. I don't know how it is sealed from the factory, but it looks like the shop had to crack a seal all around it to get into it.
Now it isn't very tightly sealed, and with his AC on, you can feel air blowing out the joint where the halves meet. He'd like to seal this up, but obviously it needs to be a non-permanent seal that could (in theory) be opened again if future replacement were ever needed.
Any idea what anyone here would use? Permatex? Putty of some sort? Goo?
/likes to ask BC members non-BC questions because our collective wisdom is usually better than the average mechanic'*.
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