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Hey Spc Zombie, Can I use Mopar gasket sealer when replacing the coolant air bleader housing? 2005 Sebring convertible 2.7 liter 6 cyl. Last time replacing it it leaked untill I super tightened it.

Leaked last time I replaced it.

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Here's the part.

Posted on Dec 03, 2012

  • Bill Kenerson Dec 04, 2012

    Yeah, I already ordered that part you identified but afraid it will leak when I replace it because it did 2 years ago.I want a fool proof way of no leaks. Like a thicker gasket. The part is failing at a seam in the construction.

  • Thomas Perkins
    Thomas Perkins Dec 04, 2012

    Hi Bill,you can use Permatex-Ultra copper sensor safe high temp silicone gasket maker,it comes in a gold tube,I use it on my thermostat cover and when I Change my valve cover,I put it in holes where screws go to keep from leaking.If you can,let set 24 hours.

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SOURCE: How do you replace the thermostat the correct way

The correct way to replace the thermostat would be to replace the actual part with a new one, not from a junkyard or anything and put a new gasket in with the new part.

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