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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
Christmas .......:o)


-----Original Message-----
From: Avi Meron <avi@cosmoslink.net>
To: Fred Munro <munrof@isys.ca>
Cc: Quattro <quattro@coimbra.ans.net>
Date: Sunday, August 16, 1998 12:27 PM
Subject: RE: Hydrolic Pump Seals

>Where, can you find silk threads?...
>-----Original Message-----
>From: owner-quattro@coimbra.ans.net [mailto:owner-quattro@coimbra.ans.net]
>On Behalf Of Fred Munro
>Sent: Sunday, August 16, 1998 8:18 AM
>To: Wolff
>Cc: quattrolist
>Subject: Re: Hydrolic Pump Seals
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Wolff <wolff_b@ix.netcom.com>
>To: quattro@coimbra.ans.net <quattro@coimbra.ans.net>
>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.
>Fred Munro
>'91 200q  257k km