Permatex #2 and ethanol gas


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Permatex #2 and ethanol gas

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:30 am



I'm old school,A weep in a fuel bowl was sealed with a very thin layer of permatex #2.
The ethanol in the gas dissolved the black stuff and near plugged the idle jet causing surging on the 88.
I pulled the carbs and this is what I found.






The jet was cleaned and returned the engine back to normal






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Re: Permatex #2 and ethanol gas

Postby maestro319 » Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:39 am

What is permatex #2? and would it have been used on purpose or by accident? In other words, was it added to the fuel on purpose? If so, why? what would it gain for the driver?

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Re: Permatex #2 and ethanol gas

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:03 am

It's a gasket material, used to form seals and gaskets.

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Re: Permatex #2 and ethanol gas

Postby maestro319 » Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:06 am

Ooooooh, Gotcha. Yep, that could be real messy. Thanks for the heads up.

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Re: Permatex #2 and ethanol gas

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:54 am

I have used Permatex #2 and #1 for many years in many applications.It has always performed as expected until now.As soon as it hit the ethanol gas,it started to dissolve and separate.The black part coated the jet hole and near plugged it up and the rest collected into a gray mass in the bottom of the bowl.I've never seen that before.




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