Posted July 08, 2016 - 04:12 PM
Posted July 08, 2016 - 04:15 PM
Which gasket are you referring to?
Posted July 08, 2016 - 05:37 PM
You may not need to do it, sometimes they line up no problem
With the top trans gasket 1713429 they were made out of a vegetable fiber material and was told by the manufacturer they may need to be soaked in water a bit if they shrink in the dry weather sitting on a parts shelf
These were pressure sealing and no need to use a sealer on them, I usually give a light coating of grease to get them to stay in place during assembly.
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Posted July 08, 2016 - 06:23 PM
OK, so is shrunk some, only about 1/2 bolt holes reached when set on there. So, still not getting HOW to wet it. Direct soak, just a wet towel, misting? Install when damp then I assume? I will leave off sealer. How long a soak? Will it break if I handle it when wet or too wet?? Never done this before as you can tell. Guess I should have just got paper and made my own, but didn't.
Posted July 08, 2016 - 06:29 PM
Just let it sit in water about 5 minutes or just soak the end part, they will not fall apart
When I get more made I'll have to check with the manufacture if there is another way to fix this, I wanted to use the same material as OEM but that just may be too old of technology for todays standards LOL
Posted July 09, 2016 - 06:13 AM
Vegetable fiber material ....maybe put some vegetable oil on it? I like to grease my gaskets to however I have even dipped my finger in motor oil to coat a gasket before to make it flexible enough to bend around a plenum . That was per the gasket makers instructions to make the gasket flexible enough to make the bends.
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