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Old 09-05-2010, 02:41 PM
bronson9 bronson9 is offline
Motorized Bicycle Newbie
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Nashville
Posts: 18
Default uh-oh with gasket maker...?

Hi all,

This is my first build and i have a 2-stroke 80cc bgf, 200mi, runs great. I have worn out the gasket that goes between the muffler and the cylinder so oil is leaking out through that space. I bought some Permatex* High Temp Red RTV Silicone Gasket Maker from a local parts store and just finished (about 10 mins ago) applying the silicone i bought to the muffler and attatching it back to the engine.

When i read through the instructions again to re-check how long it took to cure, I noticed the last line said...

Note: Not recommened for use on head gaskets or parts in contact with gasoline.

SO... I'm worried I have messed up. I rode my bike to the part store to show the clerk specifically what I was talking about and he directed me to the High temp red rtv silicone gasket maker...

I'm just wondering if anyone has ever done the same with good or poor results,
if someone knows that I have just plain messed up and should by no means fire my engine until i pull...or sand?.. my silicone gasket off..please please let me know

Thanks very very much to anyone who can help
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