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Postby ThierryC » Tue Apr 15, 2003 8:25 pm

A friend of mine showed how to make make water tight seals for pushrods coming out of the WTC and that is so easy and cheap that I thought I should share it here.
First you need a Pneumatic fitting, available at any car store, diameter matching the diameter rod, here 1/8

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Postby ThierryC » Tue Apr 15, 2003 8:28 pm

Open it and remove the compression fitting inside

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Postby ThierryC » Tue Apr 15, 2003 8:29 pm

Then you need to carefully bore the inside of the fitting to the diameter needed, here 1/8. A hand drill works, a drillpress is better.

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Postby ThierryC » Tue Apr 15, 2003 8:30 pm

Once the inside is nice and smooth, fill up the fitting with lithium grease

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Postby ThierryC » Tue Apr 15, 2003 8:30 pm

Then put a 1/8 oring on the opening

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Postby ThierryC » Tue Apr 15, 2003 8:31 pm

Finally screw back the top of the fitting in place, make sure to squeeze the oring tight but not too tight

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And Voila : a perfectly watertight seal for your pushrods.

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Total cost $12CDN for 5 of the 1/8 (including oring) and 2 of the 3/16 (including oring




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