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Sagdito 05-08-2017 05:16 AM

Cummins heat exchangers
Can anyone tell me what I should put on the end gaskets when reassembling the heat exchangers, have just removed the end caps on both engines to remove broken anodes and not sure if I need to apply any form of sealant.

djmarchand 05-08-2017 06:45 AM

You probably don't need anything, but a thin wipe of Permatex on both sides of the gasket can''t hurt.


tadhana 05-08-2017 07:14 AM

You do not need anything at all. . A small amount of silicone grease will help seal and yet come apart easily next time. Do NOT use any sort of petroleum grease such as vaseline or any other normal grease, the petroleum grease may attack and soften the gasket.

You did not loose the small O ring around the central bolt did you?

Sagdito 05-08-2017 08:07 AM

Thanks guys I thought as much but just wanted to be sure.

Pgitug 05-09-2017 01:52 PM

Here is some great info.
I will be doing mine next year.

tadhana 05-09-2017 04:41 PM

The cummins aftercooler service, which is not the heat exchanger service, is quite important. It should be done every season. IF you decide to do your own, be very carefull. Also be sure to pressure test that after cooler after you reassemble. If you pinch an O ring or otherwise get a leak, you will be mixing salt water with the engine combustion air. That gets real ugly really quickly. My boatyard was a Cumins service enter and I had Cummins trained technicians.

Sagdito 05-09-2017 05:59 PM

Fortunately I don't have after coolers so less for me to worry about.:)

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