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    At what point can you safely assume you have a good seal? I've been a little nervous ever since doing my own work on them over Thanksgiving week, but I've put a couple hundred miles on since then and my car hasn't caught on fire yet. Before & after driving I'll sniff around by the fuel distributor and I don't smell any gas back there, can I stop worrying (or at least stop worrying quite as much)?

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    If you replaced the crush washers there shouldn't be a problem. They bed into the two mate surfaces and seal the connection point. Leaking banjos that are at least partially tightened seep and look wet around the connection. Its rare for one to be spraying every where unless the banjo was installed wrong from the start. This wouldn't become a problem a month later but more or less immediately.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Delorean Industries View Post
    If you replaced the crush washers there shouldn't be a problem. They bed into the two mate surfaces and seal the connection point. Leaking banjos that are at least partially tightened seep and look wet around the connection. Its rare for one to be spraying every where unless the banjo was installed wrong from the start. This wouldn't become a problem a month later but more or less immediately.
    Thanks, I'll breathe slightly easier now. Still carrying around two fire extinguishers plus the BlazeCut just in case, haha...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris 16409 View Post
    Ed Uding offers a whole set of copper washers for the fuel lines:

    https://www.delorean.eu/catalog/prod...ocdle17lj3ojd1

    Don't know if you could find them cheaper locally.
    Hervey had a kit also. I've looked for bulk buy but could not find any good deals. I bought a bunch from McMaster-carr but they are still pricey for just being a copper washer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaraSue View Post
    plus the BlazeCut just in case, haha...
    Do you have a pic of this installed? I'm curious how you fasten it to the engine cover.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gregadeth View Post
    Do you have a pic of this installed? I'm curious how you fasten it to the engine cover.
    There's one here: http://dmctalk.org/showthread.php?14...l=1#post207724

    It attaches with zipties through the vents. Dave Tavres contacted the manufacturer recently and they confirmed what we already suspected which is that it won't be super effective in a vented/open space like our engine bay but I'm crossing my fingers that if something happens it'll buy me enough time to get a real extinguisher back there and maybe keep a couple grand worth of damage from turning into a complete smoking ruin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaraSue View Post
    There's one here: http://dmctalk.org/showthread.php?14...l=1#post207724

    It attaches with zipties through the vents. Dave Tavres contacted the manufacturer recently and they confirmed what we already suspected which is that it won't be super effective in a vented/open space like our engine bay but I'm crossing my fingers that if something happens it'll buy me enough time to get a real extinguisher back there and maybe keep a couple grand worth of damage from turning into a complete smoking ruin.
    Cool, I didn't even realize there was a whole thread about it already. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaraSue View Post
    It attaches with zipties through the vents. Dave Tavres contacted the manufacturer recently and they confirmed what we already suspected which is that it won't be super effective in a vented/open space like our engine bay but I'm crossing my fingers that if something happens it'll buy me enough time to get a real extinguisher back there and maybe keep a couple grand worth of damage from turning into a complete smoking ruin.[/QUOTE

    Yuup same here.

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    Here is how I did mine. I drilled small holes in the ribs underneath. Obviously I have extremely far less places that I can have a fuel leak, but I too have it as a "just in case" with hopes that it buys a moment to either get out or get the extinguisher ready.

    http://dmctalk.org/showthread.php?13...l=1#post197273
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