I have a few leaks
on my Westerbeke
W50. I believe the rocker cover is leaking. It looks like someone used a gasket sealant
instead of a cork gasket
. I have a replacement cork gasket and want to swap it out. A few questions.
Should I apply the cork gasket dry? I've heard of some people using hylomar or grease on the mating surfaces.
I believe I have a second leak where the oil
likes go into the oil
cooler. It's the second picture. There are some right angle brass looking pieces that thread into the cooler. These appear to be leaking. I tried to tighten these a bit, but they didn't budge. Is there some sort of thread sealant
I should be using e.g. like when you use plumbers tape on a threaded junction. Not sure if that works or if it even exists for oil because the temperatures are higher.
Any advice is appreciated.