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  • Silicon Grease for Fuel Filters

    I finally drove my GX enough to need to change the low pressure fuel filter I bought on line a few weeks back. The GX shop manual says to use a silicon based grease on the "O" rings. Interestingly, it specifies a different grease for each of the low and high pressure filters. I've seen silicon-based oil in a spray can, but never grease. I thought, "OK, I'll go to the nearby AutoZone store and pick up some silicon-based grease." They didn't know what was in their grease. Ditto at Checker. The labels mostly indicated lithium base. Some were moly-based.

    For all of you out there who change your own filters, what specific grease do you use on the "O" rings? Where do you get it? Are you putting any grease on the "O" rings as the manual instructs?

    Somebody please point me in the right direction!
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    '12 Blue Mist Metallic Civic Natural Gas; '03 Galapagos Green Civic GX; '07 Alabaster White Civic GX

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    Re: Silicon Grease for Fuel Filters

    I'm using Dow Corning #55 Silicone O-ring lube from Graingers. Large tube , about a 300 year supply for a shade tree mechanic. Parker also has a silicone o-ring lube, available from industrial supply houses.

    You only need a tiny amount , and it's mainly to make the o-ring swell up for a better seal . This also makes the o-ring un useable after one use.

    I'd send you some free if I could figure out how to package for mailing.

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    • #3
      Re: Silicon Grease for Fuel Filters

      Most Napa parts stores sell tubes of silicone grease, I don't know the name but I have used my tube for years know. If in a pinch go to the hardware store and get the little tub of the high temp silicone grease from the pluming dept..

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      • #4
        Re: Silicon Grease for Fuel Filters

        Try Silglide (spelling?), it is good stuff, usually have a tube around for various things.

        If you want some heavy bodied stuff try silcon brake lubricant; I believe Raybestos makes it or Mighty parts also has some.

        Larrycng

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        • #5
          Re: Silicon Grease for Fuel Filters

          Where do you guys get the filter?? Website? Part# for 2008-2009
          Silver 09 GX
          Phill G:1.5

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          • #6
            Re: Silicon Grease for Fuel Filters

            Originally posted by lcovelli View Post
            Where do you guys get the filter?? Website? Part# for 2008-2009
            This thread discusses your question: http://cngchat.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1578. I have copied below the parts that answer your question:

            You can get both filters at http://bernardiparts.com. I have searched around and found Bernardi to be the cheapest for these. If you find them for less, let us know. At the Bernardi website, do an advanced search on Honda parts. Burrow down through "ELECTRICAL/EXHAUST/HEATER/FUEL" until you get to a selection for "FUEL PIPE". The filters are numbers 9 and 10 in the illustration and the list. One (16905-RNE-A00) costs $52.62, and the other (16905-S1G-003) costs $22.11. Shipping is extra.

            http://hondapartsnow.com is a few pennies cheaper for each of the filters than http://www.bernardiparts.com . Shipping to me is the same.
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            '12 Blue Mist Metallic Civic Natural Gas; '03 Galapagos Green Civic GX; '07 Alabaster White Civic GX

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