Thread: Timing Cover
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Old 05-18-2013, 03:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Firetacoma View Post
Hmm. The "no FIPG" ship has long sailed. haha. I used it on the cork gasket, and in place of a gasket for the water pump. Is the issue just that it's a pain to get off next time?
Not only is it a TOTAL PITA to remove parts that have been FIPG'd, but there are instances (timing gear cover comes to mind) where the thickness of the cork gasket is part of the calculus of where the seal mates to the thing it seals (pulley). But yeah, it can be really difficult to unmate parts that have been FIPG'd together. I remember using a hammer and chisel on my daughter's 4runner oil pan...

Using a little smear of RTV on either side of the factory cork or paper gaskets makes them a breeze to unmate down the road.
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