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post #1 of 8 Old 07-09-2010, 09:24 PM Thread Starter
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Question Yamabond 4 instead of Threebond 1211 for cylinder head cover after valve job?

Title probably covers it: I got some Yamabond 4 from a local Yamaha dealership. Straw poll searching suggests it's marginally less recommended than Threebond 1211, so I thought I'd ask: anyone counsel against using Yamabond 4 on the cylinder head cover gasket after I do my upcoming valve check?
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It's fine. Only use is on the half circle part, especially the corners where it meets the flat section.

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Other than the aforementioned half circle seals, there is no need for a sealant on the rubber gasket. I am still using my original gasket leak-free and no sealant.

If you still feel the need, Yamabond is an excellent product.

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Other than the aforementioned half circle seals, there is no need for a sealant on the rubber gasket. I am still using my original gasket leak-free and no sealant.

If you still feel the need, Yamabond is an excellent product.

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Same here. I removed the gaskets and reinstalled the gaskets without using any sealant.

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to do a valve check you do not have to remove the glued in half circle part of the gasket
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to do a valve check you do not have to remove the glued in half circle part of the gasket
No, you are correct, but one or two often come off when removing the cover.

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Same here. I removed the gaskets and reinstalled the gaskets without using any sealant.
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