Discussion in 'Mechanical' started by Taco Loco, Jan 17, 2011.
I tried this a few weeks ago at work... could not get it to work. It was a metal splinter though.
It does work, especially real fine splitters from a Cactus
try some of this next time *snicker*
tweezers I got are replacing crappy plastic ones. One tweezer is a standard and the other is needle point for when you really need to dig deep.
I store used spray paint tips/nozzle in cleaner, so they will work next time you need spray paint.
Cover magnets in plastic to discard metal shavings, easy way to keep your magnets clean.
Today I had a 3 1/2 hour lunch in my friends shop. He builds vehicles. I brought with me my front pulley/harmonic balancer for my Taco. I'm replacing my front main seal and the last front seal, combined with the desert dust, ground a noticeable groove in the machined mating surface. He said he hated oil leaks and would remove the spring of the seal:
Unwind it about 4 turns so that it comes apart.
Cut a few twists on male side of the laid out spring.
'Unwind' the spring so that is will twist in and lock when you put the spring back in a circle.
Put the spring back on the seal.
Coat the inside of the mating surface of the pulley with RTV
Coat the large flat washer for the crank bolt
Torque the bolt and enjoy a 'weep-free' motor.
He also recommended a thin coat on the outside diameter of the seal too.
never thought about this one but make sense, man it would have saved me some times in the past!
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