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anaerobic sealant?

I am about to reinstall my injector pump which had a clog. The mechanic that fixed it for me recommended using an anaerobic sealant where the machined flange sits on the block.

The Volvo workshop manual does not say to do this. I understand why the mechanic recommended this but am nervous to go against the workshop manual.

Any thoughts, comments, advice?

Thanks in advance.

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I've used the permatex aviation sealant for many yrs in racing conditions far more extreme than the md7a I recently put back in my boat...its all I use now for everything...never had a failure related to its use.
http://www.permatex.com/products/product-categories/gasketing/gasket-sealants/permatex--aviation-form-a-gasket--no--3-sealant-liquid-detail
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Re: anaerobic sealant?

Loctite 518 Gasket Eliminator is just the thing for your job. It is intended to be used between metal flanges or plates.

http://www.useloctite.com/filephotos...ions_Guide.pdf

This assumes that the parts do not have to be repositioned after assembly.

If so then Hylomar might be what you are looking for.

http://www.hylomar-usa.com/_resource..._Univ_Data.pdf

Not affiliated with either, but I've been using them for years.
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