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Old 01-22-2018, 05:46 PM   #1
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Default Fumeaze gasket

Hi All,

I have a fumeaze road draft tube that I would like to make a gasket for so it doesn't rattle. I have two thicknesses of cork, 'asbestos' style paper and some blue gasket material (feels like a thick fiberous paper). I was thinking of layering up some cork and paper. This way it would be thick and not deform. Any suggestions as to a glue or a way to bond them together someway?

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Old 01-22-2018, 08:09 PM   #2
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Not sure where you intend to install the gasket?
The attached photo shows an original Fumaze, the painted Fumaze has the bracket to hold the unit in place, it bolts to the bolt on top of the water return adapter on the LH side of the engine.
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If it does not rattle . . . . . how do you know it is there ?

In fact, rattles are a very important and necessary part of an old car. So much so that in 1913 (April 1st) a patent was issued (#459B33k) giving universal rights to any and all car manufacturer who chose to use them.

Most manufacturers went for the least expensive manufacturing techniques - those techniques caused the rattle to not work at first, but after a few months, or years in some cases, the rattles finally began to become evident and the money spent on them began to reward the car owner/driver for years to come. It was one of the most cost-effective parts ever installed on a car.



P.S. - foot note: the other most common part on an old car, that continues to work even to this day, is the patented (June 4, 1903) Oil Leak. Some claim that their car's Oil Leak does not work - do NOT buy a bridge from this fellow !
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Old 01-23-2018, 11:34 AM   #4
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The gasket goes under the lid where you pour the oil in. It rattles like no tomorrow and makes it hard to tune the car at idle.

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Easy fix just run some RTV on the underside edge of the lid. Let it dry and then close it and it will silence it.
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Old 01-23-2018, 02:12 PM   #6
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Mike: Can you adjust the spring clip on yours? Sometimes the clip rivet gets loose and you may be able to shim the clip to get better purchase on the body lip.
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I tried bending the clip down and it made it a little better. I like the RTV method.

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Easy fix just run some RTV on the underside edge of the lid. Let it dry and then close it and it will silence it.
That's what I did with mine. I let the RTV dry till "almost" cured, then closed it so that it would form itself to the base without sticking to it. Works great now for 7 years.
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I have the Fumaze breather tube in all four of my A's. When the clip is adjusted properly it should not make noice. You have to play with the clip until you get it just right.
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Old 01-23-2018, 06:04 PM   #10
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Be aware there's a chance RTV could fall down in the fill pipe. The prior owner bedded the fill pipe in RTV and it was found down in the oil pan when cleaning out the pan, etc.
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