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.
Here I'll document the next project for the MR2. The turbo build. I'll try to keep it simple this time....
Usually I tell a story about the history of the vehicle and me and blah blah blah but I'll save you all from that.
This time I'm just going post pictures to get you up to speed...
So i bought a performance air intake the other day. Long story short Autozone's website told me it would fit when it wouldnt. I think i could make everything work on it with the exception of the MAF mounting. The tube has a thin slot for a MAF out of a chevy denali or such. So im wondering if i...
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