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Old 05-13-2018, 05:42 PM
JDA_BTR JDA_BTR is offline
 
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If I do baffles before the canopy am I boxing myself into a corner?

Test fitting the baffles is a challenge. Thinking it will be a huge mess if I put the RTV on before fitting the right and left rear baffles. The left one is particularly a pain.

Also have to reclock the #3 manifold pressure fitting cuz I have a 45 on there and it needs to aim down to get the hose under the baffle.

Oh and what in the world is self etching RTV? I have some Dow Corning 732 but self etching?
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Old 05-13-2018, 06:11 PM
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I believe some RTV is corrosive and I think you need sensor safe RTV , if that is what you are referring to.
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Old 05-13-2018, 06:31 PM
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Many have acetic acid, it is the "self etching". It has a strong acid smell. It is NOT what you want.

Edit: OK I shall eat my words - if the plans say self etching, it IS what you want.
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Old 05-13-2018, 07:29 PM
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The reason I ask is that the plans say that if you donít have self etching rtv you need to scuff the aluminum. Other than that there isnít any specific guidance about what rtv to use.
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