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Hi All,



I'm on the verge of attaching my gearbox to my engine and I would like to hear what people think about the different gasket options (exciting stuff eh..)



I have both the liquid, tube based gasket and the flat paper gasket (maybe it's not paper - don't shoot me down) so I can do it either way.



I am heavily inclined towards gasket from the tube only and not using the paper gasket at all. Bentley says use the tube and the gasket. Engineering shop say use the tube only. Saab specialists say use the tube only.



What does everyone else think?
 

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Having just done mine and it not leaking as yet.....


I used blue Hylomar. I put a smear on the gearbox, laid the gasket and then another smear on top on the gasket and lowered the engine on. Touch wood it doesn`t leak as yet. The gasket was the proper metal gasket.

I used the Hylomar as it is the sort of stuff that doesn`t set. Whilst my engine was apart i found several bits of the sealer that hardens (red stuff, not sure of make) attached to the pick up pipe :eek:

At least the pick up pipe was doing its job.
 

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I used the metal gasket and then the sealer in the locations that were directed in the Bentley manual. No leaks upon testing. :D

Although I'm sure you are being directed to an anearobic sealer on the block and trans....this will work quite well also. I used this on the timing cover to the block and it worked great.
 

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I have the stuff with the Saab logo on. So I guess it should work ok. The gasket I have is probably metal and not paper but it does not have the slits in either end for the liquid gasket. I think the gasket I have is an older one which I might have to get a refund on.

So 2 out of 2 went for gasket and sealer? Rage - did your gasket have the slits in the ends or was it like the one I have here? I think generally speaking Saab engines tend to be a bit leaky so it's probably a good idea to go with the most up to date method as they have had time to evaulate the different options at this point.
 
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