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Half Moon Seal - Rigid Or Flexible?


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#1 MikeJE

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Posted 30 June 2020 - 10:36 AM

Dear forum - I am just about to put gearbox to engine and should be glad of your advice about the best half moon seal to use to avoid leaks. The original one was flexible, but Minispares offer a rigid seal used as a replacement - see http://www.minispare...59.aspx|Back to

 

Has anyone experience of either or both, please? If so, what would you recommend? All advice very gratefully received

 

Best wishes (and stay safe)

 

Mike



#2 imack

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Posted 30 June 2020 - 10:48 AM

I've only ever used the flexible seal and never had any issues- don't shorten them, they look too long but that's how they're supposed to be. I don't add any sealant to them exceptat the ends where the gasket overlaps.
I think the ridged seals are designed to be fitted in situ without splitting the engine and box.

#3 nicklouse

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Posted 30 June 2020 - 12:01 PM

The flex one. The ridged one is only a easy fix without removing the engine and as so is slightly shorter.

#4 MikeJE

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Posted 30 June 2020 - 02:50 PM

Thank you, that's very helpful. I only wondered about the rigid one because the (flexible) seal in it previously was leaking. I suppose modern ones are a better fit, perhaps?

 

Very grateful

 

Mike






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