Re: Base gasket. Dry or drippy install?

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RTV has no place even close to a motor , let alone in it .

RTV won't break down a gasket . RTV does become uselessly gummy when exposed to petroleum 'products' . Once it reaches the gummy stage , it easily breaks away and ends up in places that can cause huge problems .

We've run into some of those problems in big Hondas : clogged oil pickups , seized bearings and plugged pressure relief valves .

As for gasket treatments like copper seal or High Tack , use them sparingly .

Grease and oil soaking hurt nothing , unless the gasket is sealer impregnated . Then apply dry .

OEM Honda gaskets are generally applied dry in every application .

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