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clutch pushrod seal-winter project on: October 08, 2019, 11:44:50 AM
anybody try the 2 fixes for the clutch pushrod seal-(keyhole and shrinktube) ?



Re: clutch pushrod seal-winter project Reply #1 on: October 08, 2019, 04:31:26 PM
Never have, do you have a link?
Terry

My mama always told me never put off till tomorrow people you can kill today.

Allen, TX.

74 GT750 - 75 GT380 – 01 Magna - 03 KX 250-01 – 04 WR 450 - 74 T500 Titan



Re: clutch pushrod seal-winter project Reply #2 on: October 09, 2019, 11:46:46 AM
I did both heat shrink and keyhole methods on my 83 V45 back in 2013.

Heat shrink is cheap and easy; I tried twice and neither time sealed.  I'm sure it failed because my seal was too far gone. You could try it if yours is in reasonable shape.

The keyhole is easier than it sounds; it worked great and still seals after six years. I made some changes to the procedures I found but the end result was the same.  I can send you my notes and pictures if you need them.

Rick Frankenberger
83 VF750C
San Antonio



Re: clutch pushrod seal-winter project Reply #3 on: October 09, 2019, 06:38:25 PM
thanx-notes and pix would be a big help-interested in your changes to the procedures-if the shrink tube doesn't work,then maybe the I'll do the keyhole



Re: clutch pushrod seal-winter project Reply #4 on: October 10, 2019, 01:18:34 PM
Let's see if an attachment will work.  If not, send your email address to RickF "at sign" stic "dot" net.

Rick
83 VF750C
San Antonio



Re: clutch pushrod seal-winter project Reply #5 on: October 11, 2019, 04:59:09 PM
thanx skyride-so the dowel pulled out the old seal-any difficulty ?  the thing I'm concerned about is that tab at 2-3-do you have to get the new seal behind that tab and was it difficult ?--pix look great-looks like it was done at the factory-info was a big help



Re: clutch pushrod seal-winter project Reply #6 on: October 11, 2019, 06:59:41 PM
The dowel was just temporarily installed to plug the hole so filings couldn't enter.

In the "Final" picture the two crescent shaped ridges used to be a circle.  The seal is on the inside and rests against these so that it cannot come out.  The back of the seal is held by the Retaining Tab so it can't go in.

After you get the keyhole made, you can insert a J shaped object into the hole in the old seal to keep it from falling into the engine.  Then, push the old seal in and rotate it to come out the keyhole edge first.

Insert the new seal edgewise thru the keyhole; rotate it so the rubber is to the outside and the metal is to the inside; maneuver the seal between the retaining tab and the ridges; use the J shaped tool to pull the seal into position shown in "Final"

A cut-away drawing that shows the shapes involved would help, but I haven't found one.

Rick
83 VF750C
San Antonio



Re: clutch pushrod seal-winter project Reply #7 on: October 11, 2019, 07:04:31 PM
Dave,

Are you anywhere near San Antonio?
83 VF750C
San Antonio



Re: clutch pushrod seal-winter project Reply #8 on: October 11, 2019, 08:22:35 PM
allentown,pa.



Re: clutch pushrod seal-winter project Reply #9 on: October 11, 2019, 08:29:24 PM
can the old seal literally fall into the engine ?



Re: clutch pushrod seal-winter project Reply #10 on: October 12, 2019, 09:55:42 AM
Yes, I believe it can once you push it past the retaining tab; same for the new one until it is in place.  It's been too many years, but I don't remember any problem.

Pennsylvania is a little far for a get together.

Rick
83 VF750C
San Antonio



Re: clutch pushrod seal-winter project Reply #11 on: October 12, 2019, 03:32:06 PM
thanx again skyride