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leaky linkert

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Post Fri May 04, 2012 9:28 am

Posts: 74
Location: Wichita, KS
anyone got any tricks to stop my linkerts from seeping ? Tried new crush washers and 2 new crush washers but the bottom of my bowl nut has always got a little drip on it and there is always a "stain" running down my vin boss . been reluctant to torque them down past 2 grunts .

Post Sat May 05, 2012 5:56 am

Posts: 3123
Location: Central Illinois, USA
Flatheadrider!

I lathe-cut the gasket surface to assure a good seal.
BOWLLIP.jpg
DLX bowl shown.


Please inspect inside for erosion that may include a pinhole.
When erosion has enlarged the bowlstem hole,
BOLBTTM.jpg

I often cut oversize seals with a lip from PEEK.

...Cotten

Post Fri May 11, 2012 10:16 am

Posts: 74
Location: Wichita, KS
thanks for the tip Cotten , bad news is , I don't have access to a lathe . I had replaced the first bowl with a new * aftermarket since the hole was eroded out but new one seeps as much as old one did . the other is ( I assume ) a new one on a rebuilt I purchased from abcgang on e-bay . I will keep the option open if I get access to a lathe though .

Post Fri May 11, 2012 12:25 pm

Posts: 67
If you're careful, have a steady hand, and don't get carried away, you can sand it on a flat plate.

Post Fri May 11, 2012 7:09 pm

Posts: 3123
Location: Central Illinois, USA
LarryP wrote:
If you're careful, have a steady hand, and don't get carried away, you can sand it on a flat plate.
LarryP!

How you gonna keep it square to the top?

....Cotten

Post Fri May 11, 2012 10:26 pm

Posts: 67
It starts out square, be careful not to change that relationship. I've never had a problem.


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