Counterman's Choice Gasket Sealant and Dressing
Hover over the image to zoom in
Share this:

Permatex Counterman's Choice Gasket Sealant and Dressing

Part No. 09974 Warranty Details  

See if this part fits a specific vehicle.

Check Vehicle Fit

Non-hardening formula designedáfor rubber gaskets. Offers enhanced resistance to oil/fluid flow. Conditions gaskets for longer life and helps seal potential leak areas.
Back To Top
Size (ounces):0.176369
Container Type:Pouch

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
PermatexCounterman's Choice Gasket Sealant and Dressing
 
4.7

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (5)
  • Easy to install (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday driving (5)
  • Replacement (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (4)

Reviewed by 9 customers

Displaying reviews 1-9

Back to top

 
5.0

works good

Profile Image

By 

from Davenport, Florida

About Me Auto Enthusiast

Ask me a question

Verified Buyer
3 or more reviews submitted

Pros

  • Easy To Install

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Driving
    • Replacement

    Comments about Permatex Counterman's Choice Gasket Sealant and Dressing:

    works good I used it to install a new water pump on my wife's 1997 Explorer. I would let it set up a little if I were doing it again, but I was pressed for time, and it worked fine but made positioning a little harder.

    Comment on this reviewHelp Icon(earn points)

     
    4.0

    buy

    By 

    from core,wv

    About Me Casual Driver

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Driving

      Comments about Permatex Counterman's Choice Gasket Sealant and Dressing:

      none

      Comment on this reviewHelp Icon(earn points)

       
      5.0

      Good stuff

      By 

      from Haines City Fl

      About Me Mechanic

      Verified Buyer
      3 or more reviews submitted

      Pros

      • Easy To Install

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Replacement

        Comments about Permatex Counterman's Choice Gasket Sealant and Dressing:

        I used the permatex gasket sealer to install my water pump gasket. This stuff works really good and is economically priced.

        Comment on this reviewHelp Icon(earn points)

         
        5.0

        I would buy this product again

        By 

        from Atlanta

        About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Install
        • Improves Engine Efficiency

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Replacement

          Comments about Permatex Counterman's Choice Gasket Sealant and Dressing:

          Great for water pumps

          Comment on this reviewHelp Icon(earn points)

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          just enough

          By 

          from weeping water, ne

          About Me Casual Driver

          Ask me a question

          Verified Buyer
          Level 4

          Pros

          • Easy To Install
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday Driving

            Comments about Permatex Counterman's Choice Gasket Sealant and Dressing:

            it's nice to buy just enough product for doing the one job you are doing. so you use it then throw it away, none left over to store and get bad.

            Comment on this reviewHelp Icon(earn points)

            (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Handle with care.

            By 

            from Virginia

            About Me Casual Driver, DIY to Save, Diy To Save Money

            Ask me a question

            Level 2

            Pros

            • Added Protection
            • Durable
            • I Used It As Added Protec

            Cons

            • A Mess
            • Difficult To Install

            Best Uses

              Comments about Permatex Counterman's Choice Gasket Sealant and Dressing:

              As a DIY'er, I used this as added leak protection on a transmission gasket. So far, so good....no leaks. I had just enough to do one side with with one package, and the other side with another. Be careful, as it is a mess. Very sticky!. I'd suggest using a razor blade to cut down the middle of the package, then finding yourself a tongue depressor, or something similar to scoop it out. This will help contain the product, and give you better control over it because, as I said, it is a sticky mess. The other reason I used it, was in hoping that when I go to replace the filter next time, it will be easier to remove the gasket. The stock gasket I had to remove from the pan was difficult at best. It was welded on the pan. Hopefully, this product will eliminate this problem.

              Comment on this reviewHelp Icon(earn points)

              (6 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              permatex gasket sealant

              By 

              from Des Moines ,Ia

              About Me Casual Driver

              Ask me a question

              Verified Buyer
              Level 3

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Install

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday Driving

                Comments about Permatex Counterman's Choice Gasket Sealant and Dressing:

                I am one who would buy items in bulk and save money,I spent alot of time trying to find my good deal and after my hunt was complete my good bargin was expired or did not work. You can use this sealant for a do-it-youselfer like me and toss the balance and not feel bad about it. Sealant performed as it was should ,no complaints.

                Comment on this reviewHelp Icon(earn points)

                (6 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                good

                By 

                from Wadsworth, Oh

                Verified Buyer
                3 or more reviews submitted

                Pros

                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Permatex Counterman's Choice Gasket Sealant and Dressing:

                    does what its supposed to.

                    Comment on this reviewHelp Icon(earn points)

                    (7 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    It work great

                    By 

                    from birmingham, al

                    Verified Buyer
                    Helpful Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Durable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday Driving

                      Comments about Permatex Counterman's Choice Gasket Sealant and Dressing:

                      It work great with my gasket, no leak

                      • Car & Truck:
                      • Casual Driver

                      Comment on this reviewHelp Icon(earn points)

                      Displaying reviews 1-9

                      Back to top

                      Do you have questions about this product?(earn points for answers!)

                       

                      Ask a question, get answers from real customers and in-house experts. For further assistance, please review your support options on our Contact Us page.

                      14 Questions | 14 Answers
                      Displaying questions 1-10Previous | Next »
                      • Q:

                        BMW appears to recommend use of Loctite 5970 liquid sealant in the place of a gasket on the rear differential of my model. Is this Permatex product a comparable replacement or is there a better product available?
                        Asked on 12/27/2015 by Elder Car Ron from Highland Village, TX

                        1 answer

                        • CUSTOMER CARE

                          A:

                          Hello ECR. This type of sealant is not recommended. It is more for use with components that contain oil. For a differential we suggest using Part No 81182 which is formulated for gear oil components. We suggest checking with a certified mechanic for additional information.

                          Answered on 12/28/2015 by Panda from AAP
                      • Q:

                        Can this product be used on a carburetor gasoline deposit gasket?
                        Asked on 12/18/2015 by jr from Ga.

                        1 answer

                        • CUSTOMER CARE

                          A:

                          Thank you for your question Jr! This type of sealant is designed for oil applications. We do not suggest using this on a part that will come into gasoline, the gasoline will break it down.

                          Answered on 12/20/2015 by Panda from AAP
                      • Q:

                        can this be used with a fiber gasket at the themostat housing
                        Asked on 6/28/2015 by stinky from providence, nc

                        1 answer

                        • CUSTOMER CARE

                          A:

                          Hi Stinky, glad to help you! The Permatex Counterman's Choice Gasket Sealant and Dressing (Part No. 09974) is formulated specially for rubber gaskets, it conditions gaskets for longer life and seals potential leak paths. It also functions to hold the gaskets in place during installation. The non-hardening, soft-setting formula makes gasket repositioning quick and easy. It provides outstanding oil and fluid resistance, it has temperature range -65°F to 400°F (-54°C to 204°C). The suggested applications include water pumps, thermostat housings, valve covers, composite, rubber, or cork gaskets.

                          Answered on 6/29/2015 by Steve from AAP
                      • Q:

                        How many pouches do I need for both valve covers
                        Asked on 3/23/2015 by Randy

                        1 answer

                        • CUSTOMER CARE

                          A:

                          I'm happy to help, Randy! Typically, one packet of this Permatex Counterman's Choice Gasket Sealant and Dressing (Part No. 09974) is enough for one valve cover gasket. This may vary by vehicle.

                          Answered on 3/23/2015 by Heath, ASE Parts Specialist from AAP
                      • Q:

                        how long should this product cure/dry before running engine?
                        Asked on 3/2/2014 by Brent from oakland, md

                        1 answer

                        • CUSTOMER CARE

                          A:

                          Hi Brent, happy to assist you! Clean flange surfaces thoroughly. Apply a thin film of gasket sealant and dressing to all sides of gasket. Allow to air dry for a few minutes until tacky. Assemble and tighten.

                          Answered on 3/3/2014 by Vincent from AAP
                      • Q:

                        Can I use this on the exhaust gasket, from the manifold directly to the downward exhaust pipe on my Saturn, and also from the exhaust pipe to the converter attachment? Thanks.
                        Asked on 6/27/2013 by Zegota from Spring Lake, Michigan

                        1 answer

                        • CUSTOMER CARE

                          A:

                          This Permatex Counterman's Choice Gasket Sealant and Dressing - Part No. 09974 formulated specially for rubber gaskets, it conditions gaskets for longer life and seals potential leak paths. It also functions to hold gaskets in place during installation. The non-hardening, soft-setting formula makes gasket repositioning quick and easy. It provides outstanding oil and fluid resistance, it has temperature range -65°F to 400°F (-54°C to 204°C). The suggested applications include water pumps, thermostat housings, valve covers, composite, rubber, or cork gaskets. For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                          Answered on 6/28/2013 by Morgan from AAP
                      • Q:

                        could i use this to seal my intake manifold until i can replace the gasket
                        Asked on 4/12/2013 by doug

                        1 answer

                        • CUSTOMER CARE

                          A:

                          This Permatex Counterman's Choice Gasket Sealant and Dressing - part# 09974 may work but I would always recommend fixing the problem by finding out exactly the cause of leak and then replacing the necessary parts. For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                          Answered on 4/12/2013 by Vincent from AAP
                      • Q:

                        can this be used for oil pan gaskets
                        Asked on 3/26/2013 by Phil

                        1 answer

                        • CUSTOMER CARE

                          A:

                          This Permatex Counterman's Choice Gasket Sealant and Dressing, Part No. 09974 is a grey polymeric compound that forms a seal by solvent evaporation. It is a non-hardening, soft, pliable paste with an alcoholic odor. Gasket Sealant & dressing is developed for use on cut or molded rubber gaskets to hold them in place during reassembly. The product allows for unlimited repositioning., PRODUCT BENEFITS: • No measuring or mixing, • Eliminates “slippery” rubber gaskets, • Non-hardening for easy assembly and dis-assembly, • Resists common automotive fluids, • Corrosion, temperature and vibration proof, • Temperature range –65°F to +400°F., TYPICAL APPLICATIONS: • Automotive gasketing applications that require either cut rubber or molded rubber gaskets., DIRECTIONS FOR USE: 1. Clean flange surfaces thoroughly., 2. Apply a thin film of Gasket Sealant & Dressing to all sides of gasket., 3. Allow to air dry for a few minutes until tacky., 4. Assemble and tighten.
                          For any further assistance please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                          Answered on 3/27/2013 by Aaron from AAP
                      • Q:

                        does this work on cracked cylinder head
                        Asked on 8/1/2012 by william

                        1 answer

                        • CUSTOMER CARE

                          A:

                          The suggested applications for this Permatex Counterman"s Choice Gasket Sealant and Dressing (Part# 09974) are water pumps, thermostat housings, valve covers, composite, rubber, or cork gaskets. It is not recommended to use this product on cracked cylinder head. For further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

                          Answered on 8/1/2012 by Rick from AAP
                      • Q:

                        WILL I need a sealer for the intake gasket ?
                        Asked on 1/28/2012 by Anonymous from fla.

                        1 answer

                        • CUSTOMER CARE

                          A:

                          Yes, it is always better to use a sealer for the intake gaskets as those black rubbers for the end walls get thrown away and you use a nice sized bead of silicon on each of the end walls and onto the edge of the gasket. The rubber pieces tend to squeeze and or blow out.

                          Answered on 1/30/2012 by Vincent from AAP
                      Displaying questions 1-10Previous | Next »

                      Do you have a question about this product? 

                      Create or view your online garage

                      Check out the specials in our monthly flyer.

                       
                       
                      Disclaimer We strive to keep all information accurate and up-to-date; however, product availability, pricing, promotions and store hours are subject to change without notice. Please contact Customer Care if you have any questions or corrections.