Gasket remover


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Gasket remover

Postby made2care » Wed Dec 24, 2014 8:21 pm



In the 'how to' section on how to replace a water pump, wing admin mentions a gasket remover. I went all over town and can't find such a thing. Is there an alternative to softening the old gasket . I'm just being extra careful since I'm dealing with aluminum.



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Re: Gasket remover

Postby skier » Wed Dec 24, 2014 10:08 pm

I've had good luck with 3M paint stripping pads and carb cleaner. Also have successfully used a Permatex brand spray-on remover. Others will likely chime in. Working on Sleeping Beauty on Xtmas Eve?

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Re: Gasket remover

Postby made2care » Thu Dec 25, 2014 9:14 am

No, I left all the stuff out for Santa to complete the job. Even left him an apple cider and he chose to pass. I thought I had been a good boy all year 8-)

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Re: Gasket remover

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Dec 25, 2014 10:27 am

made2care wrote:In the 'how to' section on how to replace a water pump, wing admin mentions a gasket remover. I went all over town and can't find such a thing. Is there an alternative to softening the old gasket . I'm just being extra careful since I'm dealing with aluminum.


Your profile doesn't list a location (you might want to fix that here), so I can't give you a specific place to look, but I got mine at the local automotive store - NAPA, Autozone, that sort of thing.

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Re: Gasket remover

Postby HawkeyeGL1200 » Thu Dec 25, 2014 11:16 am

made2care let the proverbial cat out of the bag last night and said he's in Oklahoma.

I was thinking if the piece is small enough to fit into one of those turkey baking (disposable) aluminum pans you can buy at the store, I'd recommend soaking it in alcohol over night to see if that loosens things up a bit... not the whole piece, mind you, but just enough alcohol to completely cover the gasket.. with perhaps a "tent" of aluminum foil to keep the alcohol from evaporating while the part(s) soak... unless of course the gasket is stuck to the engine, not the piece removed.

The permatex spray product works well, if memory serves me correctly, but I've only used it long ago on gaskets stuck on cast steel.

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made2care wrote:In the 'how to' section on how to replace a water pump, wing admin mentions a gasket remover. I went all over town and can't find such a thing. Is there an alternative to softening the old gasket . I'm just being extra careful since I'm dealing with aluminum.


Your profile doesn't list a location (you might want to fix that here), so I can't give you a specific place to look, but I got mine at the local automotive store - NAPA, Autozone, that sort of thing.


I am wrong as often as I am right concerning what is wrong with someone else' motorcycle without having seen the machine in person. Guessing with limited information, as to the source of the trouble, is sketchy at best.


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