Assembled my new exhaust using a local CRC sealant a couple of weeks back and immediately had a leak at one joint. I've never really liked the stuff, so looked for an alternative and came across this Hylomar equivalent (the only non-silcon one I could find locally). Being a Hylomar worshiper I immediately ordered a tube from a local supplier at what seemed to be a very reasonable price.
Well, this is why! The stuff was so thick I had to squeeze the tube in the vice to move it by way of the folded end peeling open. A little thicker than ideal, but it was easy enough to apply so on I pushed. With the next squeeze in the vice the tube ruptured, but I really only needed it for this one job so that was not really a problem. The good news is that it seems to have sealed better than the other stuff so I'm happy.
Is this a common problem or did I just get an old tube?
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