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Precaution for Liquid Gasket


  • After removing the bolts and nuts, separate the mating surface and remove the sealant using Tool.


Tool number : KV10111100 (J-37228)

Be careful not to damage the mating surfaces.

  • In areas where the cutter is difficult to use, use a plastic hammer to lightly tap (1) the cutter where the RTV Silicone Sealant is applied. Use a plastic hammer to slide the cutter (2) by tapping on the side.

If for some unavoidable reason a tool such as a flat-bladed screwdriver is used, be careful not to damage the mating surfaces.


  1. Using a scraper, remove the old Silicone RTV Sealant adhering to the gasket application surface and the mating surface.


  • Remove the sealant completely from the groove of the gasket application surface, bolts, and bolt holes.
  1. Thoroughly clean the gasket application surface and the mating surface and remove adhering moisture, grease and foreign materials.
  2. Attach the sealant tube to the tube presser. Use Genuine Silicone RTV Sealant or equivalent. Refer to See: Specifications\Fluid Types.


  1. Apply the sealant using Tool without breaks to the specified location.

Tube presser WS39930000 ( - )

  • If there is a groove for the sealant application, apply the sealant to the groove.


  • As for the bolt holes, normally apply the sealant inside the holes. If specified, it should be applied outside the holes.
  • Within five minutes of the sealant application, install the mating component.
  • If the sealant protrudes, wipe it off immediately.
  • Do not retighten after the installation.
  • After 30 minutes or more have passed from the installation, fill the engine with the specified oil and coolant. Refer to See: Maintenance.

Follow all specific instructions in this manual.