Re: [OMC-Boats] leaky pivot caps solved

From: jd <jdood@...>
Date: Mon, 22 Jun 2009 08:18:56 -0700

well, unfortunately i did that fix before the weekend, after heating
issue phase 1 was already solved (hoses). Now I'm onto heating
issue phase 2. But fixing the leaking caps probably did help
cool things overall even more though.

On Jun 22, 2009, at 8:13 AM, Lee Shuster wrote:

> That fix may very help your over-heating issue (he sez fingers-
> crossed).
> Lee
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> ] On Behalf Of jd
> Sent: Monday, June 22, 2009 9:04 AM
> To: Evinrude & Johnson Boats of the 1960's and 70's
> Subject: [OMC-Boats] leaky pivot caps solved
> if anyone has leaky pivot caps like I used to, I was able to
> completely fix mine - no leakage anywhere now. There are sort of
> two sides of gasketing on those things. On on side of the metal
> plate is the paper gasket. On the other side is the rectangular cork
> gasket, and an O ring. I think most of leakage happens on the
> cork / O ring side. If you look close, the whole design relies on
> about 1/32 of "squish down" sealing of the cork and o ring when the
> bolts are tight. Not likely to seal. So all I did was gets some
> fatter cork and a fatter O ring. Cork was just slightly thicker
> than OEM gasket. Used it to trace/cut a new one. Then got a
> fatter O ring at Lowes for about $1. It was just slightly smaller
> diameter so I heated it up with a heat gun and stretched it just a
> tad. Installed and tightened bolts - No more leaks.
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