Originally Posted by fraser
My engine had some troubles with the magneto so got it replaced and works good now but I noticed that the gasket that the kit came with for the magneto cover is not working. The inside is caked with mud. I didn't feel like spending more money on gaskets or special sealers so I just used regular silicon around the edges of the casing. I think this will work because it does not get hot on that side of the engine but just wanted to make sure I'm not going to mess anything up.
You don't have to worry about heat of the engine affecting silicone sealer. It takes high heat well.