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    gaskets

    had a flange on semi compressor ,cleaned both flanges installed new gasket ,had difficulty with it leaking ,what do you guys put on flanges and gasket material for a leak proof seal.

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    the old timers i run with always use refer oil.

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    gaskets

    this is on the service valve ,old gasket material did not come off easily.i tightened bolts down .same gasket material used for valve plates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryan1088 View Post
    the old timers i run with always use refer oil.
    That is standard for gasket installation.

    Did you torque the flange properly?

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    would'nt by chance be on an o6d or an e seems like the gaskets from the rebuilders are of poor qaulity i like to use oem's if possible, if not i'll coat em with loctite 554 also have had little weeps in the discharge flanges seat up at start up when hot oily discharge gas hits them

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    locktite 515

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    Loctite 567

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    second the motion for loctite>

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    I use oil mostly, but only if I can get the surfaces very clean, and I know they are flat, and it's a good gasket.

    If not, I'll use 567, or the gasket maker stuff loctite sells.
    "If you call that hard work, a koala’s life would look heroic."

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    Anti sieze.Never had a leak.
    GO DAWGS!

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    old carrier o6e i wili pick up some locktite.

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    i also use the kinds of loctite listed, be careful not to use a petroleum based grease because it can eat through a lot of gasket material. Be sure not to over tighten and be sure the gasket you are using is the right thickness, if it matters.

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