knotnook at traverse.com
Sat May 11 11:25:44 EDT 2002
At 06:59 AM 05/11/2002 -0700, Bernie Benz wrote:
> > From: Scalmanini Steve <sscalmanini at yahoo.com>
> > PS: Kneale, you're the first and only person I've
> > heard that had long-term success with resealing their
> > own pump (or did you have it done?). Do you have a
> > secret technique?
>Steve, the secret technique is to lube the o-rings well before
>screwing the cylinder heads back in to prevent twist distortion
>of the ring. I've overhauled many.
I agree with dipping the O-Rings in Pentosin prior to reassembly. I also
tightened the two bolts holding the pump halves together to their
recommended torque gradually. IE, take one to, say, half the recommended
torque, match that with the other, then take one to 3/4, match, etc.
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