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Posted November 01, 2011 - 07:31 AM

I have a 96 GT, I have removed the Transaxle and I'm about to open it up to replace the bake shaft. I need some opinions on the best hi-temp sealant to use to put the 2 halves back together. I've looked at Permatex but there are many types, I'm considering "The Right Stuff" or the red RTV. It needs to stay rubbery once set.
I believe Hydro Gear sealant can be ordered, how would a sealant from the local store stack up against it?
Any help will be appreciated..........

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Posted November 01, 2011 - 08:27 AM

Permatex "Ultra Grey" works great for things like this. Whille it says "rigid", it does not harden at all....stays flexible.
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Posted November 01, 2011 - 09:28 AM

If it is hydrostatic I like to us an anaerobic sealant like Permatex 518 in these application as anything that squeezes out of the mating surfaces will not solidify and potentially plug a small lubrication or metering ports.

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Posted November 01, 2011 - 09:45 AM

Welcome to GTTalk Consti. It looks like you are getting good advise with your transaxle bebuild.

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Posted November 01, 2011 - 10:33 AM

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I was wondering about this, also. Glad to see that others have already chimed in.

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Posted November 01, 2011 - 01:49 PM

Permatex "Ultra Grey" works great for things like this. Whille it says "rigid", it does not harden at all....stays flexible.
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I was concerned about it saying rigid, sounds like it would harden. I found it at Autozone. The clerk there recommended the Red RTV but wanted to get advice from the board so I have not purchased anything yet.

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Posted November 01, 2011 - 01:53 PM

Welcome to GTTalk Consti. It looks like you are getting good advise with your transaxle bebuild.


Thank you, been looking here, got this from my brother, he got a new tractor, he cannot fix this, after much research I will attempt to repair it. The sealant is the last component before I open it. I got the shaft, oil seals and O ring. The tractor is in very good shape otherwise.

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Posted November 01, 2011 - 02:02 PM

If it is hydrostatic I like to us an anaerobic sealant like Permatex 518 in these application as anything that squeezes out of the mating surfaces will not solidify and potentially plug a small lubrication or metering ports.


From reading the below suggestion from Permatex, looks to be a good one, should I be concerned that it does not say hi-temp and can it be found at a local shop?
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"Suggested Applications: Water pumps, thermostat housings, transmission pans, transmission case covers, transaxle casings, o-ring replacement"

Edited by Contsi, November 01, 2011 - 02:05 PM.
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Posted November 01, 2011 - 03:25 PM

Just to make it more confusing this is what I would use , kind of like what olcowhand posted , I've used it on Yamaha 2 stroke engine cases ( Yamaha has their own brand that's also gray ) Al
http://www.permatex....hotos/29132.jpg
http://www.permatex...._Maker_Grey.htm

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Posted November 01, 2011 - 03:45 PM

Just to make it more confusing this is what I would use , kind of like what olcowhand posted , I've used it on Yamaha 2 stroke engine cases ( Yamaha has their own brand that's also gray ) Al
http://www.permatex....hotos/29132.jpg
http://www.permatex...._Maker_Grey.htm


Yep, Yamabond is a super sealer too! I knew Permatex made one similar to Yamabond, but forgot which. Either are great & these 2 don't peel right off inside when it squeezes in. Either just sticks to the metal & comes off when you make it come off. I think the Yamabond is Yamabond #4.




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