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Cam cover "0" ring gasket mod

PostPost by: webbslinger » Fri May 10, 2019 5:07 am

I just saw this interesting video on YouTube about how to make an "0" ring gasket for TC cam covers. Here is the link:

https://youtu.be/ngXf0CBKlnQ

I would be interested in acquiring a copy of the program used for machining the groove. Does anyone on here know who made the video? Any opinions on doing this?
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PostPost by: rcfurse » Fri May 10, 2019 7:28 am

Its all covered in a thread called "How to stop cam cover leaks for ever" or similar.
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PostPost by: oldelanman » Fri May 10, 2019 8:14 am

It was in this thread....

viewtopic.php?f=50&t=43054&start=270

From the 5th post down the page .....

originalsprint wrote:I finally fixed my leaking twin cam engine cover for good!

Here's the video that shows how to do it. Please feel free to share - I'm sure it will help a lot of twin cam owners!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngXf0CB ... 0hTp-kYKYF
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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Fri May 10, 2019 9:00 am

I saw that, too. I would suggest, for this mod to work, is to make certain the cam cover sits
absolutely flat on the head, all the way around. A cork gasket can make up some differences
but this mod will seem to work best with a flat fitting cover.
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