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Offline David Young

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transmission fluid for carb gaskets?
« on: August 02, 2013, 03:12:47 pm »
Kev I remembered you tried this.  Does it work, how long do you let the gaskets go before re-installing? is there any special type of fluid?

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Re: transmission fluid for carb gaskets?
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2013, 05:42:17 pm »
I remember soaking the 415 carb diaphragm. But I cant remember in what.   

Al Smith knows I bet or maybe Jim.  Whatever it was is a temp fix to get some more use out of a stiffened gasket.  Sorry my mind is forgetting chit now days.

Now where was I and where was I going..........................hmmmmmm  :(
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Re: transmission fluid for carb gaskets?
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2013, 05:45:11 pm »
Found it.


You could try soaking the diaphragm in brake fluid a couple days to soften it up .
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Re: transmission fluid for carb gaskets?
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2013, 07:20:00 pm »
That idea actually came from Lewis B. from Magnus' site .Evidently he had some saws so old he could couldn't find replacement parts for the carbs .

For my 2 cents worth unless it were some thing so rare as that I wouldn't fool with it .A basic rebuild kit is usually under 5 bucks .That only includes the diaphragm ,fuel pump and spacer gaskets .Really though just how many times do you need the complete kit ? Not very often .

 

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