Timing chain cover FIPG

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  1. Luka Turk

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    I am in the middle of a head gasket change and have forgotten to put FIPG on the middle orifice on the timing chain cover.

    How crucial is it for the FPG to be in that place?

    I am a bit lazy and don't want to go through the hassle of taking in apart and cleaning if it isn't neccessary (I watched the rebuilds on youtube and not all put the FIPG on that orifice.

    Thanks for the answers.
     
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    welcome!
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    FIPG?
     
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    ^ Form In Place Gasket

    Repair Manual info attached.

    Notice it spec's two different "seal packing" types:

    Toyota Genuine Seal Packing Black, Three Bond 1207B
    Toyota Genuine Seal Packing 1282B, Three Bond 1282B

    I think they can be hard to find, in particular the second. Gasket Masters was using (for everything:

    Permatex Ultra Black RTV Gasket Maker (alternate, readily available)
    aka: Permatex® Ultra Black® Maximum Oil Resistance RTV Silicone Gasket Maker
     

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    Thanks for the welcome and answers.
    I am actually worried about the little orifice in the picture.
     

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    That's what I figured. I guess the OCD approach would be to pull the cover off and reseal, which is a bit of a groaner for sure. Or: remove the one bolt, apply sealant to washer, underside of bolt head, reinstall, then monitor?
     
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    Threebond's catalog says 1207b can be used for coolant. Their technical team also confirmed for me, when I asked via e-mail.

    If you use Permatex, I would use the Right stuff line.
     
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    Thanks, made a note of that.
     
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