Re: [OMC-Boats] Pivot cap o-ring

From: Justin DeSantis <duc1098desmo@...>
Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2009 00:50:43 -0400

Ok, I assumed it was an o-ring, but after your email and one from
Ethan, I realize it's supposed to be a cork gasket. So tomorrow I'll
try to find thick enough gasket material. I don't have cork thick
enough, but I think I have some other gasket paper that's pretty
thick. I'll figure something out.

On Wed, Sep 23, 2009 at 12:00 AM, jd <jdood@...> wrote:
> i wouldn't try for OEM stuff. you may have to make your own. make sure
> to use slightly thicker cork. and a fatter than stock O ring. both
> mine leaked really bad. Had a NOS OMC cork D gasket and O ring. Put
> them on, still leaked just as bad. Tried the same with super silicone
> stuff carefully applied. Still leaked. Bought a roll of $6 cork at a
> local hardware store, and a fatter O ring from Lowes. Cut new D gasket,
> installed with new O ring, tighten down evenly and carefully. ZERO
> leakage - has been holding steady all summer and probably will for years.
> The design sucks, if you look real close at it you will see that the O
> ring is a little more important than the D ring. But both require the metal
> plate to squash them down to seal properly.
> On Sep 22, 2009, at 2:01 PM, Justin DeSantis wrote:
>> Under the pivot cap, on the starboard side of the intermediate
>> housing, I have what looks to be 2 o-rings. One is round and one is
>> "D" shaped. On mine the "D" shaped one is missing and it appears
>> someone filled the recess for it with permatex. Problem is, I'm not
>> seeing the "D" shaped o-ring on the BRP parts diagram. I'm getting a
>> bad leak from the pivot cap, and I assume its from this home made
>> o-ring. The pivot cap I'm referring to is #26 in this drawing:
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