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HorizonHunter 07-09-2010 01:46 PM

Fuel Pump
 
I am installing a new fuel pump. The new fuel pump came with a gasket. This gasket is for where the pump mounts to the engine.

Q: Can I just use the gasket, or do I need to use the gasket + silicone?

Thanks!

hellosailor 07-10-2010 09:21 PM

You wouldn't use silicone sealant on any gasoline fitting. Gasoline will curdle and release it. If the gasket is felt or paper or cork, you might use a gasket dressing that is rated for gasoline immersion (continuous exposure) but if it is a plastic or rubber type material, no gasket dressing/sealer is usually needed.

Twoowls 08-01-2010 10:14 PM

Throw the mechanical fuel pump away, or just use it without the actuating rod to seal the hole. Then buy a good electric fuel pump (maybe a spare and install it with a really big drainable fuel filter. No more than 3-5 psi will be fine.

sawingknots 08-01-2010 10:51 PM

if any component is installed correctly[with clean surfaces] and tightened properly a sealant needn't be used!!!!

floatsome 08-05-2010 04:50 PM

See Gasketing & Sealing List - Moyer Marine Atomic 4 Community for Don Moyer's note on gasket installation.


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