Originally Posted by mike d.
Hi Phantom doing a web search I came up with Closed cell-nitrile Buna-N You should be able to get it at Atlantic Gasket on line. If you want to get it local I would check with truck supply places or at a full service
Just be careful if your cruising area includes places where diesel
has some biodiesel in it... There is some research
showing that certain typss of biodiesel can degrade Buna-N nitrile, particularly when the fuel
composition changes over time, as when you move from a place where they use biodiesel from soya beans to a place where they use canola oil
I have nust come back from a long delivery
of a new boat in which I learned all this the hard way. The bits of rubber from the gasket ended up clogging even the check valves in the Racor
filters (a pain to disassemble!).
If you will install new gaskets consider using Viton (solid or closed cell) that will resist any mix of biodiesel and even alcohol.. You will spend one or two hundred bucks but this is well worth it..