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11-02-2008, 12:35 AM
Is it agreed that no gasket dressing or sealant is to be used with a standard Payen gasket?

11-02-2008, 02:12 AM
I have never used a sealant on Payens and have never had a problem.

11-02-2008, 08:58 AM
I have used Payen gaskets twice. The first time was when I did a quick valve job so I could finish out the driving season. I just replaced the head and torqued it down and went on my way. I never retorqued it and it sealed perfectly.
The second time was when I did my engine build. This time I did retorque it. I now have 9.8:1 cr and the gasket again is doing its job as expected.

I did not use sealant and think any sealant would only decrease the performance of these gaskets.

11-02-2008, 10:37 AM
No need for sealant. I did almost the same thing as Tom and my new engine with higher compression is just fine without any sealer.

11-02-2008, 12:20 PM
Payen is a high quality gasket; install it dry and you'll be fine.