Liquid Gasket Remover

Discussion in 'Other Service and Maintenance' started by dangerdan, May 12, 2009.

  1. dangerdan

    dangerdan Junior Member

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    I'm in the process of replacing the primary chain.

    The previous owner put a product known as CAT Liquid Gasket 138-8436 on either side of the primary cover gasket. Its great stuff except now I have to remove it. After 3 hrs I have only managed to scraped a small portion of it off with a knife. I am reluctant to scrape any deeper for fear of damaging the aluminum. I have searched the net and found nothing.

    Can anyone recommed a product that wont remove the paint but will help break the bond with the aluminum.
     
  2. silentflyer

    silentflyer Active Member

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    Try a heat gun to soften the surface and a putty kinfe to remove the "goo/gasket" mess. Just do a bit at a time.
     
  3. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    There is a product made by Permates that works well. You spray it on and let it sit 10 minutes and the gasket comes off pretty easy. Protect any painted surfaces when using it.
    Ace hardware carries it.

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  4. mnultra

    mnultra Active Member

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    Be careful with the heat. It is flammable.

    From the Cat shop products guide.

    Liquid Gasket
    • For use on 3176 Engine
    • Permanently flexible
    • Seals up to .08 mm (.003 in)
    • Temperature resistance is 149°C (300°F)
    • Will not cause corrosion on aluminum parts
    • Contains acetone (highly flammable); does not contain chlorine
    • 236 ml (8 fl oz) size comes in a brush top can
    Part No.
    Part No. (EAME only) Size
    9U-5839 N/A 118 ml (4 fl oz)
    138-8436 185-4590 236 ml (8 fl oz)

    The product Glider recommended should work just fine.
     
  5. dangerdan

    dangerdan Junior Member

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    Never even thought to look for gasket remover :small3d023::small3d023:

    Thanks guys.
     
  6. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    That's why we're here :D
     
  7. dangerdan

    dangerdan Junior Member

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    This driving me nuts.

    I finally got the old gasket removed with help of gasket remover.(3hrs later)

    My next question is.

    I bought a new compensator sprocket spline and bolt from my HD dealer ($300).
    I spun the bolt onto the motor shaft and met alot of resistance. I checked the thread in the bolts and noticed they were covered with something.

    I suspect this is the equivalent of LOCTITE 262 or other type of thread locker.

    Do I torque this bolt down as is or do I still require the LOC 262

    Thanks for being patient

    DAN
     
  8. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    It sounds like the locktite is already applied from the sounds of it. If you are sure that's what it is, go with it or apply some more before installing it.
     
  9. dangerdan

    dangerdan Junior Member

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    Thanks Glider