Chris,Cyorke said:I can not rememebr what the name of the stuff is that we used. If I saw it I would know it though. It is a small brown plastic jar with yellow writing on it. I think there is a picture of a gorilla on it or something like that. The lid has an applicator brush attached to it. oh yeah and it smells to high heaven. Like mineral spirits and all kinds of stuff combined.
I will see if I can get ahold of some of the guys I used to work with and get the name of it. It may be hard though since it has been several years since I worked there. You may be able to call your local dealer and see what they use for resealing them also. by the way I found this website with the tool for removing the tubes. http://www.kalyx.com/store/proddetail.cfm/ItemID/111961.0/CategoryID/20500.0/SubCatID/9975.0/file.htm
Or you can use a pipe wrench like you said or a set of curved nose channel locks is waht I used to use.
Damn your good. That is it. It has been about 8 years since I used the stuff so I couldnt rememebr for sure what it was. I just did a search on it and found a picture and yes that is it. so much for yellow and a gorilla. So many chemicals and sealants and adhesives in auto repair, it isnt hard to get them confused.Might you be talking about "Indian Head Gasket Shellac Compound?" This is a Permatex product.