Re: Base gasket. Dry or drippy install?

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> P D Wrote:

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

RTV will definitely decompose in gas/oil. and definitely globs of it can get where you don't want. I could ee this being a problem in 4 strokes clogging small oil passages or whatever but in a 2 stroke it's gonna get ground up or spit out if it's where it doesn't belong. In theory RTV is wrong, but really you're not sealing big holes or gaps with it, it's filling tiny scratches that're ideally mostly isolated from gas/oil anyway. I HATE when I get a bike and there's globs of RTV oozing out everywhere but it usually still works, or at least the RTV is rarely the weakest link...

I honestly believe it doesn't matter, provided you're not being an asshole and just gooping crap everywhere like a mess.

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