I'm in the market for a sandwich plate as well. I've read that you don't use it, but i watched a tutorial video of them installing one and they used the white teflon tape. maybe it's a preference/peace of mind thing.
Yes. I couldn't find a recommendation anywhere. I went ahead and did it without any tape or thread lock, my reasoning being that it's basically no different than a oil filter. My only concern is that it may loosen over time, whereas the oil filter is meant to come on and off, the sandwich plate should not.
Good to know. Guess I was more concern with the bolts backing off, rather than small amounts of leakage. So I suppose usage of Loctite would be a better question. But sounds as though that isn't necessary either.
treat the sandwich just like a filter oil the o-ring and tighten until snug then a three quarter turn then install your filter the same no leaks and can be removed by hand without needing a filter wrench
I was referring to the fitting that holds the snadwich plate to the block, and onto which the filter screws. The pressure differential between the oil inside that fitting that that which is passing around it has got to be minimal. I use a medium strength Loc-Tite on those threads, as I don't want it coming loose as I unscrew the filter.
I do not like using plumber's teflon tape for anything involving petroleum products. I much prefer either-
ARP Thread Seal, #100-9904
Permatex Form-a-Gasker Sealant Liquid, #765-1210.
I've never had a problem with either of these.
I live in the Republik of California where the bar is like a wall and on the other side of the wall is this plethora of fun cars to build and drive.
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Title says it all. I down want to upgrade ecu fuel pump or injectors. I want a very small turbo and dont mind running the fuel lean. Wondering if an old wrx turbo would be small enough of if there is a better option. Something second hand and cheap is the aim.
For Newb's: Turbos, 2zz, and now Supercharging
Turbo Kits for 1zz:
Monkey Wrench Racing: Monkey Wrench Racing Turbo Kit. All info is listed. These guys have been around since the mkIII MR2 came to America. Very good company and a lot of R&D went into this kit.
Turbokits.com: Turbokits Kit...