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What is "anaerobic-type" sealant?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mofugly13, Jun 28, 2003.

  1. mofugly13

    mofugly13 1 ton bucket of rust Premium Member

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    What is \"anaerobic-type\" sealant?

    I'm replacing my rear main oil seal and the manual calls for me to use an "anaerobic-type" sealant on the mating surfaces of the cap and block. What is this stuff? I have various RTV, loctite, form-a-gasket, and other types of sealant, but nothing says "anaerobic-type." What are they talking about? /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
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    Re: What is \"anaerobic-type\" sealant?

    Sounds to me like some sort of sealant that doesnt need air to dry... /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
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    Re: What is \"anaerobic-type\" sealant?

    Bingo
     
  4. mofugly13

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    Re: What is \"anaerobic-type\" sealant?

    got any examples?
     
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    Re: What is \"anaerobic-type\" sealant?

    Matt,
    "but nothing says "anaerobic-type." What are they talking about? "

    Loctite is exactly what your looking for.
     
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    Re: What is \"anaerobic-type\" sealant?

    Loctite is an example of an anaerobic substance. It cures in the absence of oxygen. But I'm not sure that it is something that is designed to be used as a sealant. But I'll bet if ya spend a little time poking around on www.loctite.com that you'll find the info you need. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
  7. mofugly13

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    Re: What is \"anaerobic-type\" sealant?

    Thanks fellas. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gifLoctite is what I ended up using 'cause it's the only thing I had that I knew would set up without exposure to air.
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    Re: What is \"anaerobic-type\" sealant?

    GM Gasket Maker part # 1052942 is good too
     
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    Re: What is \"anaerobic-type\" sealant?

    They are correct - it cures without air.

    Commonly used to seal areas where clearances are needed to remain to-spec. For example, current model year Transfer Case-halfs.

    I kinda thought it might be good to use on spindal to knuckle surfaces. You know how ruff that can be to separate when the get 'em rusted up. 'Don't know, it might not work as well as I'd imagin.

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    We use some kinda red stuff /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif, never looked at the lable.
     
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    Re: What is \"anaerobic-type\" sealant?

    when rebuilding the tranny in my ford SHO, i had to use anaerobic-type sealant to bond the housing peices, I got a tube at my local ford dealer. I believe it was red, & alot thinner than gasket maker.
     

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