11-15-2011, 10:44 PM
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RTV is needed at all semi-circular bends and where different metals join (semi-circular plugs), I think there was a total of 8 spots where you put a dab of RTV. I usually use red heat-resistant RTV from Harbor Freight. never a problem.
replacing the rubber tube nut seals at same time is a good idea.
torque the 30mm nuts down in 3 phases of 7, 13 and finally 17ft-lbs and do it evenly each time starting with middle ones (2,3) and then outer ones (1,4).
make sure the nuts turn no more at steady final 17ft-lbs, then put wires together, start the car and drive it for 30 mins and re-torque the nuts to 17ft-lbs again.
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