Originally Posted by monomoy4
I need to replace the gasket for my 79 CJ7's air cleaner lid...not the smaller gasket at the carburetor, but the large circular deal on top. I've been unable to find it anywhere...any ideas where I can get one?
Air cleaner is the one that fits on the stock Carter 2 barrel. Thanks for your help!
What I usually did?
Use a screwdriver to dig out the old gasket and any collected crud.
Cut a Popsicle stick down in width until it will fit in the groove, and has shoulders to stop about halfway down.
Squirt in a bead of RTV, then use the modified Popsicle stick to smooth it out.
Let it cure overnight (if you need it more quickly, you can set your oven to "warm" and have it cured through in about an hour. The lowest setting on your oven shouldn't boil water, but will be about twice room temperature.
The RTV can be scraped out of the groove and this repeated as necessary, but I've found that it lasts longer than the typical gasket or foam Wx-strip will - by probably twice. And, it's easier to keep clean, when the bead has been properly smoothed.