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Old 06-24-2011, 03:24 PM   #1
 
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Gasket between oil filter housing and block?

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Is there a gasket between the oil filter housing and the block on a B2x4? Mine was totally bare metal when I took it off the block and It looks like there actually should be a gasket there. Eeuroparts doesn't seem to list one...
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Old 06-24-2011, 03:29 PM   #2
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I dont believe there is one, maybe just aneorobic sealer?
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That's what I thought, but that housing would be under serious pressure from the pump. This could explain why I had an oil leak at high rpm...
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yup no gasket in there, if the surfaces are smooth I would suggest leaving it without any sealant and just torque the bolt to whatever they are supposed to be. There was one member on here that had troubles sealing his up with some sort of sealant.

Ive had mine off 2 or 3 times and have just cleaned the surfaces and reinstalled without any problems.
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Go at both surfaces with a wire wheel and then use anerobic.
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I used anaerobic sealer on mine with no problems
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x3 anaerobic on mine as well...no leaks.
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Anaerobic on our Custom block off plate on the B204 powered Jeep. No problems here.
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I used a razor blade to scrape my surface clean off, I think a wire wheel would be a bit much...
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I'll take some solvent to it and then a nice even bead of anaerobic. I think that was missing when the engine was originally rebuilt
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