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shrink a rubber gasket?

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by elite1msmith, Apr 24, 2010.

  1. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    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
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Buy a tube of gasket glue and use that to hold you over.
  3. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    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