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Now, you need to look at the block threads and see if they are good. You might use a rifle bore brush to clean the threads, or a bottom tap. If they are corroded and have lost thread area, you should definitely look into TimeSert repairs. Probably should do all 3 if you have to do one.
 
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Much more accurate in this case.
 

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Looking ahead to the year 2038 when I finally get this old gasket scraped off the thermostat housing, do I need to apply gasket sealant when putting the new gasket on? Service manual is silent on sealant.
 

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I do them dry.
 
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Looking ahead to the year 2038 when I finally get this old gasket scraped off the thermostat housing, do I need to apply gasket sealant when putting the new gasket on? Service manual is silent on sealant.
Cometic gasket and do dry unless you have pitting. I'd only consider rtv if there was pitting that would prevent a good seal.
 
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