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Engine Cooling Resources

Gasket sealer instructions

Gasket sealer instructions

DIRECTIONS:

Surfaces should be clean and dry. Apply an even, continuous 1/8" bead of silicone to one surface, surrounding all bolt holes. Remove excess at once with knife. Assemble parts immediately. Do not squeeze out silicone by over tightening bolts. Silicone fully cures in 24 hours. Replace cap after use. Clean hands with dry cloth. Clean tools with non-flammable cleaning fluid.

Note: Not recommended for use on head gaskets or parts in contact with gasoline.

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Small block Ford backing plates

Small block Ford backing plates

If you find water pouring out of the block chances are your holes did not line up. We put this image together to help those of you have switched and swapped your small block Ford timing chain cover.   Please review bolt pattern, direction of rotation, backing plate holes location and shape, fan hub height and hose connection location when ordering to assure proper fitment.

 

 

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Do chemical additives help ?

Do chemical additives help ?

Do chemical additives help ?  Most cooling additive products tout claims of higher boiling point, reduced surface tension or improved lubricity but what does it all mean to you the consumer. We are hearing from our customers that their engine temperatures are reaching 240 degrees, 250 degrees and even 300 degrees and it is “okay” because there is no boil over. This may be a benefit to preventing coolant loss but is it good for your engine and its parts?

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