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    Default Grease for tank seal


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    I was intending to fit the fuel pump onto a new tank on my SC this afternoon, I had a new seal waiting but on comapring them it's clear my new o ring is different to whats already there, a quick check on the workshop manual says to 'recover the seal' and refit it, so with that in mind I thought I ought to lubricate it a little to help it bed onto the new tank.
    It's the big seal next to part 6 in this diagram though isn't tagged itself.

    Would a general grease be OK to use, it will be no more than a thin film but thought I'd check some of the things to avoid-silicon grease for instance which apparantly doesn't do well with petrol.

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    Default Re: Grease for tank seal

    It's only an assembly aid to stop the seal snagging or twisting. I'd be inclined to say anything will do OK as long as it's just a light smear. The main thing is make sure the seal, groove and bore are absolutely clean.

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    Vaseline is petroleum jelly. That'd make sense.

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    Default Re: Grease for tank seal

    Splendid, I thought it should be straightforward but sometimes those nagging doubts just seem to stop me from doing some seemingly simple jobs

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