[DML] Re: Replacing the Fuel Filter Canister, Copper Washers, and the Ma
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[DML] Re: Replacing the Fuel Filter Canister, Copper Washers, and the Man Behind the C

Silicone RTV will dissolve with exposure to gasoline.  A better step
is to anneal the copper washers by heating them with a torch until
they're cherry red, and then allowing them to cool.  This will soften
them and allow them to seal.


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, mike <cambpd@...> wrote:
> The summary version of this experience, under the very
> helpful direction of David Teitelbaum, is:  to avoid
> leaks when replacing your fuel filter canister, use
> some silicon sealant (I used Permatex RTV Silicon
> Sealant and Adhesive) and lightly coat both sides of
> the banjo bolt copper washers, reassemble the fuel
> filter fittings tightly, and wait at least 20 minutes
> before trying to start the car.  Presto!, no leaks. 
> Thanks David!
> Mike
> #5781

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