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Hi all. I am about to assemble my A65 after a complete strip down. Replaced crankshaft bearings and shimming etc. Now, i am about to joint the crankcase halves using Loctite master gasket. Has anybody used the Loctite and don`t bother with timing side, cylinder block and primary cover gaskets? It occurs to me if all are in good condition the loctite might suffice. Cheers, Max.

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I always use gasket cement on the inner timing cover (Three-Bond these days), because, this is one place you definitely don't want leaks, especially between the timing chest and tranny where you can't see, and it's a fairly major job to strip it down and re-seal.

I don't use gasket cement on the cylinder base. On the primary cover, rocker box cover, and sump plate, I cement the gasket only to the cover. That way, these covers can be removed and reinstalled many times without disturbing or replacing the gaskets.


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Your choice, i seldom use a barrel base gasket just 518 or similar. Raises the compression a fraction.
I've built engines with and without gaskets no problem, as long as the faces are good and the covers
aren't bent. At times over the years gaskets were such crap that sealant was the best way. Even better
than cornflakes boxes.

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Thank you.


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