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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-11-2007, 11:10 AM Thread Starter
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still leaking stator gasket

well have the stator cover seal fixed now... but for some reason i am still leaking from the big cover... any ideas?

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As long as both mating surfaces were clean, you put a thin coat of gasket maker on both mating surfaces, and the gasket didn't shift when putting on the cover, it shouldn't leak.

Is it one spot or from all around the seam?

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both surfaces were scraped clean, then degreased. Black gasket maker was used on both sides. It seems to be leaking from near the 2nd bottom bolt from the front... I've tightened a lil more tonight... see if that helps... if not, i wonder if there is just enough "play" where i can pull the cover enough to weasle in a new gasket without a full removal again...

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was that one of the bolts that had a sealer on them??
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was that one of the bolts that had a sealer on them??
sealer??!?! i didnt notice any bolts with sealer on them, and i used copper based anti seize...

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I've been told by a mechanically inclined friend of mine to use RTV on one side of a gasket only. The reasoning is with it on both sides a paper gasket has the tendency to "squeeze" out when pressure is applied if you use it on both sides. As for sealant on the bolts, if I remember from my stator replacement the longer 3 bolts had a sealer or locktite on them. There is however, no mention of locktite or sealer on the cover bolts in the reassembly instructions of the Clymer manual.
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I've been told by a mechanically inclined friend of mine to use RTV on one side of a gasket only. The reasoning is with it on both sides a paper gasket has the tendency to "squeeze" out when pressure is applied if you use it on both sides. As for sealant on the bolts, if I remember from my stator replacement the longer 3 bolts had a sealer or locktite on them. There is however, no mention of locktite or sealer on the cover bolts in the reassembly instructions of the Clymer manual.
humm... i could see that.. i still havent taken he for a run yet.. may do so tonight... i still hope i can get it far enough off without removal again to slide in a new gasket

i remeber the loctite on the bolts now... i figured it was just some funky loctite spin off they put on there durring assembly... anyone have a kaw service manual to verify this?

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