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Making gaskets

Postby David Lee » Sun Oct 09, 2016 9:56 pm

Hello everyone,
I removed the oil filter cover to prime my oil pump. When I did, the paper gasket was stuck and tore when I removed the cover.
A friend gave me a Harvey's Do-it yourself gasket kit. It has a 6x6 square piece of cork that is 1/16 of an inch thick.
Can I use that or should I find some gasket paper to cut it out of.
Thanks for the input
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Re: Making gaskets

Postby Don McCombs » Sun Oct 09, 2016 10:07 pm

The cork will be fine.
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Re: Making gaskets

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Sun Oct 09, 2016 10:48 pm

Normally those are rubber, and come with most 9BUT NOT ALL) air filters.
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Re: Making gaskets

Postby Stanton » Mon Oct 10, 2016 6:36 am

John *.?-!.* cub owner wrote:Normally those are rubber, and come with most 9BUT NOT ALL) air filters.


I believe John meant oil filters. The Wix filters I buy at NAPA and/or O'Reilly's have the rubber gasket ring included. Wix #51153.
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Re: Making gaskets

Postby Eugene » Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:03 am

I would purchase a new filter with gasket from the auto parts store. Unknown how long it's been since the oil and filter were changed.

You probably should clean the crud out of the oil filter housing and the oil filter drain pipe.

Edit: Your auto parts store has gasket material in different thickness and materials. I keep an assortment of gasket material on hand. Some gaskets are easy to make, some difficult. Any way, you can frequently make a gasket in a couple of minutes, much faster and cheaper than ordering one from the auto parts store or on line.

I have a punch set for cutting holes in gasket material. I have also used rifle shell casings to cut holes.
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Re: Making gaskets

Postby David Lee » Wed Oct 12, 2016 12:52 am

Thanks John,
John *.?-!.* cub owner wrote:Normally those are rubber, and come with most 9BUT NOT ALL) air filters.

I went and got a filter from NAPA today. And yep, there was the gasket I needed.

And Eugene, why didn't I think of that
Eugene wrote:I would purchase a new filter with gasket from the auto parts store. Unknown how long it's been since the oil and filter were changed.
You probably should clean the crud out of the oil filter housing and the oil filter drain pipe.


This was the two best bits of advice I got yesterday .lol
Thanks again gentleman.

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Re: Making gaskets

Postby Our Pass Thyme » Wed Oct 12, 2016 5:18 pm

Since the topic is making gaskets, I am sure I am not giving away any secrets but my favorite gasket material is old inner tubes for places away from heat, like gas caps. Also good to use between washers and new paint or where vibration needs to be dampened. -Tom


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