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Had a leak on a gasket and started to drip a bit. The guy I'm working with doesn't have one but suggests using high temp silicone. He says he uses on bmw's etc 'cause they don't come with gaskets.

How valid is this?
 

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that is a decent fix, but i would suggest puting on a new gasket. The silicon does not always last as long and the gasket is just a better idea. which gasket is it, because some of them can get pretty pricy. My Front main oil gasket would have costed about 1100 bucks to fix because they would have had to take out the entire engine to get to it... granted at the time it was a real crappy mechanic. For now, there is some stuff that you can but, a sealer that you put into your oil tank, and just switch your oil for a thicker brand.
 

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Depends on the area. Where is the leak? Why not just get a proper gasket?
 

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It's right by the oil pan. Well, the car is my daily driver and he might not have it..so it would just mean more time in the shop.
 
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