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I have a 2001 Caviliar and I'm replacing the valve cover gasket and its rubber. To I use the sealent like you use with the cork type gaskets?

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Well you do not really need to, as they say. but you could use it if you want to. thats up to you. to be safe.have a good day !! the neopream gaskets are supposed to make a good seal.

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I would recommend high temp silicone gasket sealer..kinda orangy looking color but works best

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