A. It's very unlikely. And as you know having that stud line up properly is very important. There is a small "grove" on the pin where our studs will actually "seat" so that you have the right alignment and the stud does not come off the pin prematurely. Chances that another manufactures' pin would have this grove in the right place is pretty slim.
Fel-Pro, ASE Certified Master Technician, John Gurnig provides examples why most Fel-Pro gaskets do not require the use of sealant. In certain cases, however, it is required when mating gaskets or filling gaps. He shows where sealant should be applied on certain gaskets and in what amount. 781b155fdc