Looking for best practices on sealing up the front of the engine.
Water Pump, Timing Cover, Intake to Cover and Oil Pan
Should I go without sealants on some, use shellac on others or possibly some type of silicone on others?
Pre-install: All surfaces with be thoroughly cleaned and straightened where applicable.
Oil Pan to Cover - the cork that came with the Felpro set is extremely thin. Could be bad memory on my part but I remember it being thicker last time around. Should I use some black Permatex or something to ensure a tight seal? I will ensure that the pan surface is straight and true.
Cover to Block - shellac maybe?
Water Pump to Divider to Cover?
Cover to Intake - rubber donut - Permatex, dry???
Thanks guys. I have done this a few times over the years but always appreciate your input on what has worked and what has not worked for you.