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Re: Hydrolic Pump Seals
I found a very fine silk thread in a fabric store - Fabricland, as I
recall. You could also unravel the flashy silk tie Aunt Emma gave you for
From: Avi Meron <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Fred Munro <email@example.com>
Cc: Quattro <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sunday, August 16, 1998 12:27 PM
Subject: RE: Hydrolic Pump Seals
>Where, can you find silk threads?...
>From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
>On Behalf Of Fred Munro
>Sent: Sunday, August 16, 1998 8:18 AM
>Subject: Re: Hydrolic Pump Seals
>From: Wolff <email@example.com>
>To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
>Date: Thursday, August 13, 1998 10:17 PM
>Subject: Hydrolic Pump Seals
>>I changed the 6 o-rings around the perimeter of my pump but it still
>>leaks. Is it possible to change the main shaft seal?
> I went through this with the red tag pump off my '86 5ktq. The pump was
>leaking at the joint between the pump body and the rear accumulator. I
>pulled it apart and replaced the o-rings. It still leaked, but not as much.
>I pulled it apart again and ran a bead of RTV silicone around the outer
>of the body. This stopped the leak for about 2 weeks but then it started
>seeping again. I was about to pull it apart again and use an old aircraft
>mechanics trick for sealing crankcase leaks - run a silk thread around the
>joint and bolt it up. I even got some silk thread, but the car was totalled
>before I tried it out. The green tag pump on my '91 200q has never leaked,
>for which I am profoundly thankful.
> I think there is another o-ring inside which can be changed - it does
>not come with the rebuild kit and has to be ordered separately.
>'91 200q 257k km