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E60 silicone seal?

Discussion in 'Meyer / Diamond Products Discussion' started by Tscape, Nov 26, 2007.

  1. Tscape

    Tscape Senior Member
    Messages: 829

    Anybody ever seal the motor where it meets the pump with a bead of silicone? I have replaced the motor twice now, each time it has been filled with that baking soda from oxidation. I have heard that is the weak point in the design hence the new rubber covers.

    Any thoughts?
  2. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,882

    I have had that issue as well. I dont see why it wouldnt work. Or even just out on the outside seam, to really keep the water out. I may do this to mine. Those rubber boots for the pumps are a bear to deal with when you have to make a field repair at 3 am or hooking the hydro lines up. I took mine off when I had my other truck with a new meyer on it
  3. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    I bet a bead of Dielectric grease pressed into the gap would work too. Then it would come apart easier. No battle with the caulking gun around all the obstacles.