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    i have just cut a new paper gasket for the top of the carby.[am very proud for getting it right]. Do I need to use any sealer, or does the gasket fit on dry.
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    If its for the fuel bowl just put it on dry i think, you wouldn't want sealant goo getting into your jets etc.


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    Cool. thats what I thought so I put it on dry.Fits perfectly and seals well so far.

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    Definitely dry. Never use any sealant on a carby.

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    Of course if you're feeling lucky, you can do like I did and face the body where it attaches to the top using a sheet of glass and a fine cutter and carefully tighten it in correct sequence and then have a repairer (non trademan I might add) who is still trying to figure out how it didn't leak and keeps on making a goose of himself by telling everybody what dodgy repairs I did.
    Having spent many a long day lapping in compressor valve plates it wasn't all that hard but for a backyarder it's a bit hard for him to swallow.
    Incidentally, there were reasons why it had to be done this way in this instance, but under normal circumstances paper and no goo is the correct procedure.


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