This is kind of a silly post. I apologize in advance.
Most of the Euro OEM’s call for this RTV on timing covers and oil pans. I recently used the product to reseal an upper timing cover on a C250 and an oil pan on a C300 without issues.
However, I found this RTV to be “weaker” than Toyota FIPG Black or HondaBond HT. After curing, it is more easily removable from surfaces than I expected. If I leave a bead of 5970 squeezed out of the applicator nozzle (so that I can reuse the nozzle for the next use), this rtv is so soft that the bead will just fall out of the nozzle.
Yes, I verified that both tubes were not expired.
I am not used to working with RTV that displays these properties. Is this normal for Euro RTV’s?https://dm.henkel-dam.com/is/content/henkel/12990_Henkel-SellSheet-Loctite-5970-EN-28_9_15pdf
(Note about the picture: When I ordered Loctite 5970 from SSF, they sent a tube that was sold under the MB label.)