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Old 04-24-2010, 02:48 PM
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shrink a rubber gasket?

i need a peace of equiptment up and running by monday, of course parts stores are closed

I had to clean the carb on a 23 hp kaw. and the gasket that sits between the main body of the carb and the bowl is just a bit bigger than the groves it needs to sit in. when i say bigger i mean stretched out.

is there any way to shrink it? Yes i realize thats not the best solution, but no parts tores are open ...so


i heard sticking it in the freezer?

I heard boil it in water for a few mins

I heard wait a few days (time i dont have)

I heard, make it fit as much as possible, cut it where its big and connect it with super glue

i thought of just permitex silicon, but its a pretty intericate gasket, its not just a o ring, it seals the bowl itself, as well as issolating the idle and main jets
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Old 04-24-2010, 02:50 PM
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Buy a tube of gasket glue and use that to hold you over.
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Old 04-24-2010, 09:12 PM
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to my surpise i boiled it in water for a little less than 1 min, and it shrunk enough that i could work with it. out it all back to gether and the machine runs
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