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Del Huebner    Posted 06-29-2020 at 17:41:46 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • 8N Timing Gear cover
  • Have a blem on the bottom of the hole where the govenor mounts. Just enough to let some oil drip out. The govenor face is completely flat . Can I put some epoxy sealant at the area it leaks along with the new gasket or should I cover the the whole mounting surface with the epoxy and the new gasket?

    Del Huebner    Posted 07-01-2020 at 15:14:15 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: 8N Timing Gear cover
  • Thank You all for your help. I appreciate it.

    Jock(OR)    Posted 06-30-2020 at 02:06:59 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I fixed a gasket surface for a spin-on oil filter on the BIL's lawnmower using JB Weld. I had to put it on with a popsicle stick since the rubber gasket wouldn't provide a proper mating surface. Some careful work with a file dressed it flat.

    I think someone had tried removing the filter by driving a screwdriver through the can, but missed.

    It was supposed to be a temporary fix, but it is still working even though the replacement part came in months ago!

    Steve Dabrowski    Posted 06-29-2020 at 20:40:17 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Del, I've had really good luck using JB Weld (the original slow setting) on gasket surfaces that needed fixing. I just dab it onto the bad area and then, after waxing the opposing surface, bolting the parts together over night then taking them apart and the surfaces now match and a gasket can go between. In this case wax the flange of the governor and bolt it to the port with the JB Weld in place. Should turn out perfect and durable, you can trim away any exposed dried JB Weld afterward.

    Del Huebner    Posted 06-29-2020 at 18:02:05 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I should have said Silicone Sealant not Epoxy in the above post. sorry.

    Bruce(OR)    Posted 06-30-2020 at 09:06:29 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Silicon sealant would be Gray RTV after you clean it up with brake clean to remove the oil/grease.
    Gray is the choice for oil pans etc, by the car makers.

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