Gasket Sealer on 38 1600 Fuel Pump?

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Packardnewbe
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Gasket Sealer on 38 1600 Fuel Pump?

Post by Packardnewbe » Wed May 29, 2019 10:26 am

I just ordered a Fuel Pump (#508) for my 38 Packard 1600. When applying the gasket, should I use Gasket Sealer? Both sides? Suggested brand? I've received contradictory advice from local mechanics. Thanks as always.

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Re: Gasket Sealer on 38 1600 Fuel Pump?

Post by Dave Czirr » Wed May 29, 2019 11:56 am

If the surfaces of the engine block and pump flange are smooth and clean, use of a gasket sealer is strictly optional and quite unnecessary. If you decide to use one, simple old gasket shellac is a good choice. DO NOT use silicone!

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Re: Gasket Sealer on 38 1600 Fuel Pump?

Post by Packardnewbe » Wed May 29, 2019 1:52 pm

Thanks as always Dave. Great advice!

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