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Old 02-08-2007, 02:02 AM   #31
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Is this the stuff?

http://www.permatex.com/products/aut...ad_Sealant.htm

I used that when I installed the fittings on my tranny cooler. I agree, it was nasty to clean up.

Here is what I used on all LIM and UIM bolts when I did my Mother-in-Law'* LIM gaskets last weekend:

http://www.permatex.com/products/aut...ocker_BLUE.htm
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Me too, I have loosened many bolts with my fingers.

I know that the GM PTFE adheisive, the grey stuff, its not effected by oil & gas, it would
hold the bolts.
Thomas..as for the bolts loosening with fingers (some of us know how you drive at the track, it'* expected ) Many others would rebuild the motor each track run.

the PTFE to my knowledge is the stuff to use here versus the blue locktite. I've yet to use it, however know it'* recommended by GM for assembly of these bolts. (will be using it when I redo my lowers with the aluminium frame gaskets)
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Is this the stuff?
No that'* not it. Permatex 2B has a very dark brown color, almost black. Its intended purpose is for treating paper and cork gaskets to make them oil and water proof. It has a very distinct smell that I like too.

The thread locker works great for its intended purpose also, but I'm thinking it might be too thin to stop oil from spiraling up the bolt threads.
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I just thought I'd follow up with an update.

We finally got this car taken care of last Friday night,

Bob = Echo SSEi came over and assisted of course, it took 5 hours and everyhing went very well, no problems.
We also swapped out the lower intake manifold gaskets.
We used the kit from APN because it came complete.
We fired up this car and it just purred like a kitten.

Thanks for all your suport, I appreciate all the recommendations from the BC members, you guys rock..

Later,
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Although the clock said 5 hours, the amount of work was significantly less (especially the hour you and I were goofing off while Everett cleaned his LIM )

Opening the friggen petcock on that prix was the other nightmare. Must have been at least 45 minutes before we got the radiator to begin piddling

That was a fun project, though. That car was on the verge of fluid catastrophe. The amount of oil seepage and wicking may have more significant than the beginning coolant loss.

Glad I could help
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Now...since neither of you guys had previously done an NA intake fix, would you say overall it'* easy? Easier than L67?
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Now...since neither of you guys had previously done an NA intake fix, would you say overall it'* easy? Easier than L67?
It was a very easy job, and went smoothly for the most part (see rant about grand prix radiator petcock, above) and much easier than an L67, mainly because there are no paper gaskets to scrape off from the presence of a SC. Minimal bracketry to remove and the APN kit is so complete.

Also, there was only a small trace of coolant in the intake...no puddles...just evidance that small amounts had trickled into the lower near the o-rings and EGR passage. The passage itself did not seem deformed, but the gasket showed where the coolant was seeping.
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