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    Senior Member thumper's Avatar
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    Is there anything special about these darn things that they cost $7 bucks each?

    I was going to order a couple yamaha ones then try to match them up with some from the automotive shop

    or the hardware store.

    Does it have to be a special rubber or something since its on a hot motor?

    Thanks for any guidance.

    Igofar

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    Quote Originally Posted by igofar View Post
    Is there anything special about these darn things that they cost $7 bucks each?

    I was going to order a couple yamaha ones then try to match them up with some from the automotive shop

    or the hardware store.

    Does it have to be a special rubber or something since its on a hot motor?

    Thanks for any guidance.

    Igofar


    I replaced mine with some that I got from a Plumbing Supply store...$0.60 each and they work fine, no seepage or leaking whatsoever.

    Go for neoprene instead of rubber if you have the choice.
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    When I change the oil I place all the o-rings in a cup of PB Blaster and let them soak. Their label reads "PB restores life to "O" rings and rubber seals." It's worked for me.



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    Quote Originally Posted by TW_in_BC View Post
    I replaced mine with some that I got from a Plumbing Supply store...$0.60 each and they work fine, no seepage or leaking whatsoever.

    Go for neoprene instead of rubber if you have the choice.


    I should also add: Do NOT overtighten the bolts that hold the covers in place! The threads in there are made of butter or something equally soft and they strip VERY easily!
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    go to any industrial seal place and match them up. I've used several different materials and they all start leaking after 5-6000 miles because the heat makes them take a set. I bought 20 sets for about $25 and figure I have a lifetime supply.




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