Counterman's Choice Gasket Sealant and Dressing
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Permatex Counterman's Choice Gasket Sealant and Dressing

Part No. 09974 Warranty  
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Non-hardening formula designedáfor rubber gaskets. Offers enhanced resistance to oil/fluid flow. Conditions gaskets for longer life and helps seal potential leak areas.
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Size (ounces):0.176369
Container Type:Pouch

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PermatexCounterman's Choice Gasket Sealant and Dressing
 
4.6

(based on 5 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday driving (3)
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    Reviewed by 5 customers

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    5.0

    just enough

    By rick

    from weeping water, ne

    About Me Casual Driver

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    Level 3

    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.

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      4.0

      Handle with care.

      By daktsk

      from Virginia

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

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      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.

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        (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        permatex gasket sealant

        By Bergie

        from Des Moines ,Ia

        About Me Casual Driver

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        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.

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          (4 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          good

          By Jon-Jon

          from Wadsworth, Oh

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          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.

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              (5 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              It work great

              By tom

              from birmingham, al

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              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

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                • Q:

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

                  1 answer

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                    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

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                    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

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                    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

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                    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

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                    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

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                    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
                • Q:

                  Is this product appropriate for use as a gasket sealant for a 195 degree thermostat on a 1998 Chevrolet K-1500 4WD 1/2 Ton Vortec V-8 5.7L 350cu.in. engine using Dex-Cool antifreeze?
                  Asked on 10/15/2011 by VCCowboy from Wichita, KS

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    Yes, you can use this product in your 1998 Chevrolet K1500.

                    Answered on 10/15/2011 by Steve from AAP
                • Q:

                  Is this ok to use on a water pump?
                  Asked on 9/8/2011 by Anonymous

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    Yes, this should be ok to use on a water pump.

                    Answered on 9/9/2011 by Aaron from AAP
                • Q:

                  could i use this directly on the engine block?
                  Asked on 8/19/2011 by Anonymous

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    This could be used directly on to the gasket to prevent leaking.

                    Answered on 8/20/2011 by Vincent from AAP
                • Q:

                  Is this sealant ok to use with Carb to manifold gaskets?
                  Asked on 7/22/2011 by Anonymous

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    Yes, it can be used.

                    Answered on 7/25/2011 by Steve from AAP
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