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Old 05-08-2005, 02:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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EVO Derby Cover O-ring

OK whats the trick. I spent 40 minutes before I finally gave up.
I lubed my bike and was putting a new inspection cover gasket
as well as a new O-ring for the derby cover per the service manual.
The O-ring seems too big it absolutley will not stay in place. Is there
a trick to it? I finally just put the original O-ring back. Maybe I was given
the wrong one by the dealer? Is the EVO and Twin Cam different sizes???
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Old 05-08-2005, 03:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Use alot of appoxy. Helps it stay in place and creates an additional seal.
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Old 05-08-2005, 04:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Those things are worse than tryin to stuff a wet noodle up a wildcat's ass.....I finally spent the bucks and got one of the new style. Worked like a charm! Fiber type gasket with molded in o ring. Try it and you'l love it!
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Old 05-08-2005, 06:36 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I would have tried a new gasket.. But the parts counter guy said that it isnt
for my 1998 EVO engine. Just twin-cams... So I am stuck with the wet noodles
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Old 05-08-2005, 07:44 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I would have tried a new gasket.. But the parts counter guy said that it isnt
for my 1998 EVO engine. Just twin-cams... So I am stuck with the wet noodles
No they have the three hole and the five hole gaskets.....!
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Old 05-08-2005, 07:56 PM   #6 (permalink)
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hdmd88.. That figures.. He didnt seem to be the sharpest knife in the drawer... I even mentioned the gasket and he said it was 5 hole only.. I'm taking this O-ring back in the morning.....
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Old 05-08-2005, 08:15 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I have stuffed the wet noddle up the wildcat's ass. I put chassis grease on the o-ring and stick it in the groove and put the cover on by holding the bottom in place and then flatting it out. I tried that gasket. Leaked like a shive.
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Old 05-08-2005, 08:58 PM   #8 (permalink)
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You can use petroleum jelly (vaseline) to hold the o'ring in place also. Should work for ya and won't hurt anything. When in doubt..grease it!!

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Old 05-08-2005, 09:55 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Put it in the freezer for 15-20 minutes. Be careful about putting grease or too much of anything on the O-ring to hold it in place. This is the major cause of causing the derby cover to warp as you're tightening it if you've got a lot on there.

The plain O-ring was used on Evo's. The newer style, more like a quad seal, with small nubs on it was made for both Evo's and TC's. The one for Evo's was marked with a white dot on it. One for TC's did NOT have a white dot on it.
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Old 05-13-2005, 10:19 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I got the updated gasket and installed it without a hitch. No fuss no muss...
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I put the bike in the freezer.
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Old 06-08-2005, 03:20 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I used the new one with nubs on it and it leaked like a kitchen strainer. Went back to the old one on my 98 EVO and find that if I clean the area with rubbing alcohol and then use a lube that I got for my swimming pool O-rings to stop them from leaking, all is good. Magic Lube comes in a small tube and is a teflon based lubricant made by Aladdin. Waterproof,non-melting, chemical & heat resistant. Just sticky enough to get the thing to stay in the groove and it works great!! See your swimming pool supplier.
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