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Howdy folks,

I have another query for yall.

I recently installed a slip-on exhaust onto my "lil beast". But I'm not sure what type of sealant to use to make sure the connections are COMPLETELY sealed.

Do they make some type of "silicone sealant" for these applications? (You know, for high-heat areas).

Thanks.

In Christ: Raymond
 

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They do make it - I had the same question when I put on my pipe - I was told it wasn't necessary. (At least in my case)
The pipe's been on for over a year and no leaks!/images/icons/cool.gif

 

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Didn't your pipe come with any gaskets? That should be enough but if you want to make double sure, apply a thin coating of high-temp silicone (usually orange or black) to the gasket's sealing surfaces.


 

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Thanks, NoudR1 & RumJungle.

I remember hearing something about using "silicone" to seal the slip-on connections, but wasn't sure if I heard right.

As for the gaskets..."NOPE". (None came with my new slip-on). As a matter of fact, when I removed the clamp from the stock exhaust, there wasn't a gasket there eiher.

I heard that sometimes there's a gasket, and sometimes there's not. Oh well.

I'll be looking for this "high-temp silicone" now that I know it exists.

Thanks again!!

In Christ: Raymond
 

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I'll be looking for this "high-temp silicone" now that I know it exists.

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Any half decent auto parts store will carry it.

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If you really want to get fancy, go to a diesel engine shop or heavy truck dealer and get the sealant that Caterpillar uses on their exhaust manifolds. It is fairly expensive and comes in a container that is way more than you need but they might just give you an old container with some left in it. There is nothing in the world that seals exhaust connections as well as that stuff.

 

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Permatex makes a version of form-a-gasket that is a high temperature formulation. It comes in a red tube I think, but the sealant itself is reddish in color. That stuff works very well and will take the heat, believe me. You can buy it at most auto parts stores.

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