Clutch rubbing gasket?

Discussion in 'Transmission' started by Rayolite, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. Rayolite

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    I did a primary fluid change on an 06 FLHXi 95ci 53,000 miles on it. Can anybody explain what happened? I took the cover off again to see if the gasket had any rub/gouge marks and there was none.
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  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Would you explain what you are trying to ask here a bit better?

    There shouldn't be any rub marks the way I see it.
     
  3. Rayolite

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    I do believe there shouldn't be any rub/gouge marks also. I take it your see the pic of the gasket and see the rub/gouge marks. My question is: What would have caused such a rub/gouge on the gasket? I have asked a couple gearhead friends with nothing concrete for an answer. The new gasket has no marks with 1474 miles on it. Two HD dealers didn't have an answer also.

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  4. glider

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    You were speaking of the derby cover gasket:D

    No reason why it should have rub marks unless you have a fastener backing out of the clutch hub but it would be a circular pattern all the way around.
     
  5. glider

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    Did it look like the picture above like this one?:D

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  6. Rayolite

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    Yes, one in the same, derby/clutch cover gasket. It is NOT a circular pattern. That is what makes it not logical.

    Yes, That is the pic.

    The inner rub/gouge mark is the only one that lines up with the fastener heads.
     
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  7. BUBBIE

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    Looks like screwdriver holes to me,,??

    I never cared for the full gasket,,, IF mine, I'd go back to a "O" ring style.. If unavailable, stay with the fiber gasket.. If anything Hit from the inside, there would be a bigger problem than just the gasket...

    Close looking???? could the gasket been bad(holes there) and a sealant covering the gasket Melted off into the oil after heated enough????

    Don't see any other way..

    OH Yes, Did you install the gasket OR did the shop???

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  8. Rayolite

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    Those are not puncture holes, jus rub/gouge marks. The gasket looks like it made of aluminum with a fine felt bonded to it.

    The shop installed this.

    Thanks for your input.
     
  9. Rubyred

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    The shop installed this.

    There is your problem.
     
  10. hammerhead pat

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    Exactly!!! They probably never thought you would be in the primary to see a damaged gasket!