SEALANTS AND ADHESIVES



Item
Specified sealant
Remark
Crank angle sensor
ThreeBond 1207D or equivalent
Semi-drying sealant
Ladder frame
ThreeBond 1227D, ThreeBond 1217G (MITSUBISHI MOTORS GENUINE Part No.1000A923), LOCTITE 5970, LOCTITE 5900 or equivalent
Flywheel bolt
ThreeBond 1324 or equivalent
Anaerobic adhesive

LIQUID GASKET (FIPG)


FIPG is used for some parts in the engine. It is necessary to pay attention to an application amount, application procedure and applied surface condition for this gasket to fully achieve its purpose.
Too small amount causes leakage while too much amount squeezes out to block or narrow water and oil passages. Therefore, it is absolutely essential to apply a correct amount of liquid sealant continuously without break to eliminate leakage from joints.
FIPG used for engine parts hardens reacting with moisture in the air, and is usually used for metal flanges.

caution Reapply the FIPG with care to the followings.

  1. Completely remove the old FIPG including the residue in gaps of parts.
  2. Using MITSUBISHI MOTORS GENUINE parts cleaner (MZ100387) or equivalent, degrease the FIPG application surface carefully.
  3. According to the FIPG application procedures, apply it accurately.

DISASSEMBLY


Parts assembled with FIPG can be easily disassembled without using a special method. In some cases, however, it is necessary to lightly tap parts with a wooden hammer or similar tool to break sealant between mating surfaces. Or lightly driving a smooth and thin gasket scraper in mating surfaces is useful, but full care must be exercised not to damage mating surfaces. As special tool Oil pan FIPG cutter (MD998727) is set, use this tool.

CLEANING OF GASKET SURFACE


Completely remove all deposits from the gasket surface with a gasket scraper or wire brush. Make sure that the surface to which FIPG is applied is smooth. The gasket surface must be free from grease and foreign substances. Be sure to remove old FIPG that has entered mounting holes and screw holes.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE


Apply FIPG in a determined diameter and continuously without break. Completely enclose the periphery of mounting holes. FIPG can be wiped off if it is not hardened. Install parts in place while FIPG is still wet. Take care not to allow FIPG to adhere to other locations than necessary locations during installation. Do not pour oil or water on applied locations or do not start the engine until sufficient time (approximately one hour) passes. The application procedure of FIPG may differ depending on areas. Follow the procedure in the body of the manual to apply FIPG.