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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-15-2011, 05:56 PM Thread Starter
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Installing New Stator

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I am in the process of installing a new stator and the directions obtained off of our forum have been great. I have two questions at this point (ready to put back together):

1. I ordered a new oil seal for the gear shifter lever as advised. I had to dig and wire brush the old one out of the crevice of the case and it the process I found 2 spring type washers. The question is, how do I get the rigid rubber oil seal in the crevice? If I could bend or fold it, I would be able to get it into the crevice, but it is rigid and does not bend easily.

2. I have seen 2 recommendations for installing the inside stator cover gasket, the black sticky material and the Red RTV. Is there a consensus? I belive that Lance was fairly strong about using the black.

As always, the groups input on these two issues are greatly appreciated.

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-15-2011, 09:11 PM
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This type seal is meant to be pressed in place with an arbor and press. In the real world the old seal works pretty well when combined with a vice. I'd imagine you can gently tap it into place. A socket with a slightly smaller O.D. than the seal makes a good press tool if the old seal is damaged.

My sealant preference is Permatex Ultra Blue. A bit more expensive but it can seal on oily surfaces, doesn't stink, and is easy to work with. Its the only sealant I used to use on industrial printing presses because oil leaks suck.
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Thanks for the feedback! The Permatex blue sounds like the way to go.

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Chagrin Falls, OH
1986 VN 750 - "Old Goat"
24,000 miles
Lubed Splines
MFB (Deka- AGM)
NKG - Iridiums
Plexistar II
Relocated R/R
Avon Venoms - wider
F-110/90
R-170/80
K&N Air Filters
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