I asked Permatex for advice and suggestions on using their product, as outlined here under "winterizing a Cobalt" using the Kat's Hot Pad on the oil pan and trans pan. Their response was as follows:
"Permatex gasket makers and silicone adhesive sealants are all insulators. They will block the heat you intend to transfer. Permatex does not recommend the use of its products for this application."
Now I want to attached this Kat's Hot Pad, like in the posting here, but the manufacturer advises not to. (?)
Any suggestions would be helpful. Thank you.
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Thanks to a long haul driver that I use to inter-line with, he gave me a solution.
"QuikSteel" steel-reinforced epoxy putty does the job. He had a older model Pete that he applied this product to, similar to the one I'm trying to install.
He said his application of this QuickSteel stuff did the trick, and did so for eight years over the road, coast to coast in the lower 48 and through Montreal.
So, if the Permatex gives a problem (not that I think it would) try this stuff, QuickSteel. I'm going to give it a try the first chance I get with some decent weather here in Western Massachusetts.
Just one precaution - don't let this stuff dry on any part of your skin. It doesn't come off, period. There is no peeling this stuff back without taking skin with it.