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Old 03-02-2011, 10:23 PM   #16
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I have had good success recently with loctite 518 flange sealant. It is red, gooey, and supposedly won't clump up in your oil.

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Old 03-03-2011, 06:22 AM   #17
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And there's your winner! I used the Loctite...perfect application for it. I also used the o-ring and coated it with a film of silicone grease, as I did with the pushrod tube seals. It went together nice! I assembled the piston w/rings into the jug first, then slipped the wrist pin into the piston with the barrel slid halfway on. Worked pretty good.
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And there's your winner! I used the Loctite...perfect application for it. I also used the o-ring and coated it with a film of silicone grease, as I did with the pushrod tube seals. It went together nice! I assembled the piston w/rings into the jug first, then slipped the wrist pin into the piston with the barrel slid halfway on. Worked pretty good.
Now your qualified to give others advice on this!
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Old 03-03-2011, 08:46 AM   #19
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...1978 R100/7, did not have o rings on the base. Ditto, the aluminum base 'gasket was for lowering compression to help with pinging.

There are conflicting opinions weather to use or not to use sealant on the jug base, but it's not going to hurt anything if you do. Ditto thin, ditto no goobers on the to studs at the o-rings there. It's got an oil passage.
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Looking this situation over, it was apparent to me that the factory found it cheaper to use sealant. Since they can assemble very quickly, they probably weren't very concerned about sealant starting to cure before clamping, etc. But my thought was, knowing that the o-ring would seal fine on its own, a film of sealant between the surfaces would be a good thing as a barrier to corrosion. So I went with both.
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