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11-25-2017 11:51 AM

I have a backup generator that uses a Kohler KH745 engine. The valve covers are leaking. Kohler uses a sealant for the gaskets. Their house brand is locktite. they want 12.00 a 40z bottle for it. Is there another brand of “instant sealant” as they all it. Could I use RTV seal the hi temp type as well? Is RTV as good or better/worse?

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#1 posted 11-25-2017 12:39 PM

Suggest you check with a RELIABLE auto parts store clerk for their product. You’ll have to pull the covers though it wont be instant/automatic. Maybe they have one that seals with out pulling the covers?

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#2 posted 11-25-2017 01:40 PM

I’d try NAPA. My local Napa seems to hav knowledgeable employees were as all the other stores seem to hire the cheapest folks they can find. Might also check with any of ur local places that service small engines lik that

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#3 posted 11-25-2017 01:56 PM

I’ve used 3M spray adhesive on gaskets. The gasket is what creates the seal, the sealer secures the gasket to the valve cover while you install it.

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#4 posted 11-25-2017 02:03 PM

Thanks. Off to NAPA I go.

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#5 posted 11-30-2017 03:43 AM

good luck let us know how it goes

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