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  • PS reservoir lid gasket glue?

    Seemed the old gasket (original??) had some kind of glue
    to keep it on the lid (mostly during assembly I'm guessing).

    I'm down to my last leak on the steering, just on
    the edge of lid, opposite side of bolt and wingnut.

    Any recommendations on what glue to use?
    59-430-HT

  • #2
    Henry I had to clean my reservoir a couple of years ago and noticed the gasket wasn't secure. I used a thin layer of " Gorilla" glue which did the trick
    Dano Calgary,Alberta Canada
    Thunderbird Registry
    58HT #33317
    60 HT (Sold )

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    • #3
      Originally posted by OX1 View Post
      Seemed the old gasket (original??) had some kind of glue
      to keep it on the lid (mostly during assembly I'm guessing).

      I'm down to my last leak on the steering, just on
      the edge of lid, opposite side of bolt and wingnut.

      Any recommendations on what glue to use?
      Just a thought , make sure the level in reservoir is down below edge when cold ( 1/4" to 1/2 " ) to allow for heat expansion of fluid .

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      • #4
        Black Permatex will work fine for securing the gasket to the lid. As mentioned make sure it's not overfilled.

        John
        John Pizzi - Squarebirds Administrator

        Thunderbird Registry #36223
        jopizz@verizon.net 856-779-9695

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        • #5
          Originally posted by jopizz View Post
          Black Permatex will work fine for securing the gasket to the lid. As mentioned make sure it's not overfilled.

          John
          Maybe I have the wrong "dipstick" on my cap, but it barely registers at the "cold" spot when hot and what seems like overfull.

          It's at about 1/4 inch now, so will see how it does with new gasket.
          59-430-HT

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          • #6
            Your pump or at least the cap may have been changed at one time. To my knowledge all Squarebirds came with the pump that didn't have the dipstick. You had to remove the lid to check the level and refill. Later pumps came with the dipstick. I have had pumps with the dipstick and they seemed pretty accurate.

            John
            John Pizzi - Squarebirds Administrator

            Thunderbird Registry #36223
            jopizz@verizon.net 856-779-9695

            http://www.squarebirds.org/picture_gallery/TechnicalResourceLibrary/trl.htm

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