Water Pipe Seals


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clubvug
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Water Pipe Seals

Postby clubvug » Fri Jul 01, 2011 5:10 pm



I'm having a heck of a time, getting the end seals on the water pipes on the cylinder's, I have cut several and after putting one on once it can't be re-used. Any suggestions here?Thanks Paul



psp4956
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Re: Water Pipe Seals

Postby psp4956 » Sat Jul 09, 2011 7:36 pm

I've pretty good luck with vasaline. very lite twist when installing
Paul

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Re: Water Pipe Seals

Postby clubvug » Tue Jul 12, 2011 2:41 pm

My problem was that the rubber seals were spilling out the sides(to soft) and getting cut, even after putting on lubricant. What I did and this worked perfect was put the seals in the freezer for 10 minutes, this made them shrink a little and went on with no problem.

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Re: Water Pipe Seals

Postby psp4956 » Tue Jul 12, 2011 4:59 pm

way to go, wish i had of thought that. im using that next time i replace any o rings

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Re: Water Pipe Seals

Postby stevo7762 » Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:53 am

I replaced the o-rings and gaskets on both cylinder banks after discovering drops of green liquid on the garage floor! I used antifreeze as a lubricant. Went right in without any problems. The most difficult thing was removing the old gasket without getting any pieces in the cooling system or scratching the sealing surfaces. Haven't had any leaks since. It's also a good time to replace the antifreeze. There are instructions on this site as to removing the false tank and seat.




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