Ferrari Forums banner
1 - 6 of 6 Posts
G

·
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
There has been lots of discuss

There has been lots of discussion on what types of sealers to use. I am ready to start assembling the top part of my TR's motor. I can understand the surfaces may not be perfectly flat after all these years, but a straight edge seems to show them very good. The lower intake tube gaksets are the light green colored material and are quite thick. I would think they would be fine to use "dry" but would like some other's opinions. I intalled the new fuel injectors tonight, it was very straight forward with no surprises. I used mobil 1 as the lube for the o-rings and they went on with little trouble. I then inserted the bushings into the intake tubes, pressed the injectors, and installed the snap rings. No fuss no muss. And it sure looks a thousand percent better than it did before.

So should I use sealer for the intake tubes? What about thick rubber gasket for the top plenums, do I use a sealer there too?
 
G

·
Discussion Starter · #2 ·
Jeff: I am thinking of using

Jeff: I am thinking of using a spray (Permatex) on the lower intakes......much less messy.

No sealer is recommended on rubber gaskets.

BTW: Read my note to you re water pumps, in the water pump question thread.
 
G

·
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
Yes Henry...I have some of tha

Yes Henry...I have some of that spray too. I tried using it on my cam cover gaskets but it didn't seem to want to cooperate. The can says to let it set for a few minutes, and by then it looses some of the tackiness. Maybe it's supposed to do that, I'm not sure. But I ended up using a CAREFULLY applied film of sealant applied with my finger in a painstakingly manner. But the results should be good. Thank You for responding so quickly to my question....my keyboard hasn't even cooled down yet!
 
G

·
Discussion Starter · #4 ·
Jeff: I just happen to be at

Jeff: I just happen to be at the computer......taking breaks from working on the TR.

I just removed the axle shafts, and will pressure wash/degrease the frame, and later I will paint it.
 
G

·
Discussion Starter · #5 ·
That should really turn out gr

That should really turn out great Henry! I would like to do my frame that way, but will do it with everything in the way instead. Luckily the frame on my car looks pretty good, so not much will be required. Of course I spent all last winter scraping and cleaning it...so I guess it should look good. Geez....I'm going over my own work! This is not a good feeling.

Good Luck with your endeavors Henry.
 
G

·
Discussion Starter · #6 ·
>>Geez....I'm goin

>>Geez....I'm going over my own work! This is not a good feeling. <<

ha ha ha....that's just growing pains you're feeling as you move up the learning curve...{
}

>>But I ended up using a CAREFULLY applied film of sealant applied with my finger in a painstakingly manner.<<

The best Ferrari Sealing is done exactly in that manner!!

I use High Temp Copper Silicone on most gaskit applications to help with sealing & instalation. It helps seal, hold in place and provides an extra measure of insurance against air, water & oil leaks. Additionally, tightening procedure goes a long way to avoiding leaks also. I lightly snug in place, let sealant set somewhat, then carefully tighten generally starting in the middle (especialy on long/large castings) and carefully working towards the ends, generally in 2-3 passes. Then after the sealant has cured overnight the thin excess is trimmed off using any point type tool such as an icepick, by simply running it along the edge. Leaving a clean looking nicely sealed seam.

Best, JRV
 
1 - 6 of 6 Posts
Top