On a related topic:
Do you folks ever use any type of sealant
(formagasket, permatex sp?) where you have a paper gasket?
The reason I ask: I had never used or seen a sealant
used in addition to the paper gasket (I have a Jabsco raw water
pump) - was rebuilding the pump a few days ago and - for once, to do things right
- thought I'd refer to the engine
(Perkins MT80) shop manual for the parts break out... They seem to suggest (I say that just in case I have misunderstood the British English
terminology) the use of just such a sealant in addition to the paper gasket.
BTW, thanks for all the gasket building hints - The cheapest paper gaskets I was able to locate on-line were US $4 - Certainly not a bargain