Re: Oil Paper Caps.

On 12 Dec, Tesla List wrote:
> From: 	Bert Pool[SMTP:bertpool-at-flash-dot-net]
> Sent: 	Thursday, December 11, 1997 6:16 PM
> To: 	Tesla List
> Subject: 	Re: Oil Paper Caps.

>>I intend to seal the unit with Outdoor Silicon Sealant, the label says the
>>product emits acetic acid on curing, do you think this will contaminate the
>>oil unacceptably?  If so, would two part epoxy resin be better?
> Use great caution with silicone sealants and oil - I have had oil soften and
> ruin silicone outdoor sealant!  If you are going to use a silicone sealant,
> I'd recommend the type that automotive parts stores sell for use as gasket
> material for the cylinder heads - it is specifically designed for use with
> oil.  And unless the oil you are using contains unusual additives, it should
> work just fine.  I prefer using a really good two-part epoxy - here in the
> US, JB Weld is my favorite.

I've been using Form-A-Gasket "Super-Blue" RTV, labeled as
"oil-resistant" with fairly good luck.

Michael Baumann  Optivus Technology Inc.|Loma Linda University Medical Center
San Bernardino, California. (909)799-8308 |Internet: baumann-at-llumc.edu