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OK...here's the deal. I got an oil sample back and the silicon was at 37 ppm.

I was due for a filter cleaning, so I just switched the blue filter out for a PG7. I cleaned the intake tube and checked it for delamination. It had a small amount of dust, but no particles. Before I removed the intake tube to clean it, I removed the MAF Sensor. That's where I found a lot of evidence of dirt bypass. A clearly defined verticle black line that I could wipe away.

So now the question. Can I put a small bead of silicone around the o-ring to get a good seal? I know that I cannot let any of it get into the sensor area. Just need your thoughts!!!
 

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IIRC, certain fumes from silicone can adhere to and damage sensors. I wouldn't use silicone. Maybe make a rubber gasket out of an innertube or something?
 

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:cool2: ...Thanks MP! I hadn't thought about the vapors from the silicone. Just one more reason to thank Nick for having this site here for us to use!:ro)
 
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