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Old 03-26-2014, 06:24 PM   #1
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KTM 640 Head Gasket

Hello everybody, I am repairing the entire engine of my KTM 640 Adventure myself and I thank you all at advrider for your help.
I have a doubt.. do you think I should use silicone on the cylinder gasket and head gasket?
Look at the picture.
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Jose from the Andes in Peru
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Old 03-30-2014, 02:50 AM   #2
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Jose;
Do not use silicone!

Contact gunnerbuck as he made mention about using sealant on one section of the head gasket..........I think it might have been in the area of the cam chain, where the gasket is very thin.

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Old 03-30-2014, 07:25 AM   #3
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Base gasket

On my adv 640 it leaked on the base. As seated left front corner. I used the steel gasket you have a fiber one pictured, but I think I used Suzuki bond on the base. Very expensive tube. I just didn't
have faith that the steel would be good enough. Hope this helps.
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Old 03-30-2014, 11:35 PM   #4
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Read this...

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=858970

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Old 03-31-2014, 10:19 AM   #5
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Thank you everybody for your help... I really apreciate it.

Best regards.
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