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DIY fuel distributor (Was: I shouldn't have tempted the Audi Gods)
In message <199704222111.WAA11617@richmond.premier.co.uk> Mike Walder writes:
>> Remember this is a metal-to-metal seal holding back a very low viscosity,
>> highly flammable liquid at around 100psi. The official repair kit provides a
>> new bit of "metal sheet" with a special coating - even the experts like BR
>> Motorsport won't consider tackling this job.
> I didn't know that a "repair kit" is available for the fuel distributor, or
> I would have purchased such a kit before replacing the distributor. Where
> could I get a replacement metal gasket for the fuel distributor? This is
> one thing that I would definately change after a rebuild, like a head
> gasket, if I knew where to get it. I torqued the bolts down quite hard,
> because I feared that the gasket might not hold.
OK - the "fuel distributor rebuild project" is up and running. We have
found a source of the necessary components (no, we're not saying at
present because of some delicate negotiations going on behind the
scenes) and we've stripped and experimentally rebuilt a head.
Altogether we spent around seven hours on the problem yesterday,
using John Robinson's MB (an 0 438 100 153 head) and trying various
sealing compounds. We _almost_ got a good seal at the end of the day,
and we've since received a small tip from another rebuilder that might
just yield success.
More when we know more - eventually, a full write-up will be posted.
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