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jjbaldas 12-29-2012 08:18 AM

VANOS sealing compound
I will doing my VANOS O-ring seals repair/upgrade and have a question on what sealing compound to use. The service manual states that one should apply a thin coat of 3-bond 1209 or equivalent sealing compound to head face and VANOS unit surfaces. I am not familiar with 3-bond so I was wondering what folks have been using for this job. Thanks.

G. P. Burdell 12-29-2012 04:17 PM

I used Permatex Ultra Copper, which is also used in the Beisan Systems procedure:

jjbaldas 12-29-2012 04:39 PM

Thanks, I will be using Permatex Ultra Copper for the points identified for the valve cover gasket install. I was not sure if is also used for the VANOS metal gasket to head mating.

GoForthFast 12-29-2012 09:30 PM

Basically you're looking for a high temperature sealant which also says sensor safe on the container.

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