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Firewall seal - any suggestions?

Discussion in 'Bay Tech Clinic' started by Stormin12345, May 28, 2021.

  1. Stormin12345

    Stormin12345 Member

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    Hi folks,
    As my motor was out (first time for me) of my ‘74 I thought a good opportunity to remove a few screws and see what is happening under the firewall. Of course removing a few screws turned into half an hour of battling with breaking the sikaflex seal that the PO had put on to seal it. The good news is all is well behind the firewall, no rust or tank issues. My question is now, once I have cleaned up the firewall and picked all the old sikaflex off it, what is the best way to reseal it? I don’t know what was there originally, it makes sense that it needs a seal, what do people recommend? I don’t see anything made for the job from JK, Micks etc. Thanks in advance for the help.
     
  2. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Just a foam rubber seal.
    About 1cm wide by 4mm thick.
    Glue on with contact cement
     
  3. tintop

    tintop Well-Known Member

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    good time to replace all of the rubber connectors on the tank breather system
     
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  4. Luna76

    Luna76 Active Member

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    Don’t forget the fuel filler neck whilst you are at it, access through the paint tin lid very easy with the engine out. This was mine!
     

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  5. Stormin12345

    Stormin12345 Member

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    Fantastic thanks all I will go shopping and take a closer look at that rubber!
     
  6. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

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    Something non flamable?
     

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