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Using a gasket sealer on the carbs?


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Hi, my assuming is this is not a good idea, should any 'globs' of sealer make their their way into the carb then shit really will hit the fan... :twisted:


The gasket kits for my carb are £35 each which come with all the different jets, but I only need the gaskets (or O Rings as they are called in my manual).


One idea was maybe trying to cut my own out of gasket paper but I figured they are not overly bad but have probably not been changed in its 25 year life span.


So sealer YAY or NAY? :popcorn:

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Just buy a pack of nitrile o-rings for a tenner on Amazon. You get a load of sizes.


I also have a few sizes of o-ring cord for making up unusual lengths. Only a few quid/metre.

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Gotcha. The papery/card type numbers?


If it's not broken or cracked, I'd reuse it. I don't use sealer on carbs because they're a sod to get back apart again.


I recently tried bog standard gasket paper to make up a float bowl gasket and it weeped fuel a bit - probably would have been better if I'd got the proper paper though.

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How come the Suzuki manual for my gsf600 says to use Three bond silicone for its cylinder head cover gasket?


I've used similar stuff before from Halfords and it was a bloody disaster, but I eventually managed to get some sort of gasket going.

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Never, ever, never, ever use instant gasket seal on anything. Invariably, you will find bits of it clogging up parts of your engine that really do not need clogging. ;)

 

As with most things, its only as good as the person using it.

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Never, ever, never, ever use instant gasket seal on anything. Invariably, you will find bits of it clogging up parts of your engine that really do not need clogging. ;)

 

As with most things, its only as good as the person using it.

 

Never had any problems using 'Instant Gasket (silicone)'; Red or Blue Hermatite. I have also cut my own gaskets from both Cork sheets and sheets of 'greasproof' paper / oil paper.


:cheers:

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Never, ever, never, ever use instant gasket seal on anything. Invariably, you will find bits of it clogging up parts of your engine that really do not need clogging. ;)

 

As with most things, its only as good as the person using it.

 

Never had any problems using 'Instant Gasket (silicone)'; Red or Blue Hermatite. I have also cut my own gaskets from both Cork sheets and sheets of 'greasproof' paper / oil paper.


:cheers:


Me neither have used them all in the past, but not on carbs though.

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