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Old 11-25-2006, 07:12 PM   #41
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A 1/8" bead all the way around the o-ring, on the side that will enter the LIM or bracket FIRST. So the insertion forces it into the O-ring grooves of the elbow.
I have no doubt that your method works, but isn't the O-ring supposed to fill the O-ring grooves? Do the grooves need RTV in addition to the O-rings to make the seal?
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A 1/8" bead all the way around the o-ring, on the side that will enter the LIM or bracket FIRST. So the insertion forces it into the O-ring grooves of the elbow.
I have no doubt yhat your method works, but isn't the O-ring supposed to fill the O-ring grooves? Do the grooves need RTV in addition to the O-rings to make the seal?
its there to help you get it in, Makes it easier, also its that to help seal anything the O-ring doesn't.

Boosty replaced his at my house at NYBF, it is a B***** to get in.
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A 1/8" bead all the way around the o-ring, on the side that will enter the LIM or bracket FIRST. So the insertion forces it into the O-ring grooves of the elbow.
I have no doubt that your method works, but isn't the O-ring supposed to fill the O-ring grooves? Do the grooves need RTV in addition to the O-rings to make the seal?
Tell ya what, Mac. You don't do it when you tear your top end off, and we will, based on our experiences with it.

DEX is the enemy. It will eat away at the plastic. Go back and research the last few cars that have had UIM, LIM, or coolant elbow failures. We do it for a very good reason that has been explained time and again on this Forum.

Pay particular attention to the high-quality elbow on EK98'* car that cost me a second day on his top end.
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A 1/8" bead all the way around the o-ring, on the side that will enter the LIM or bracket FIRST. So the insertion forces it into the O-ring grooves of the elbow.
I have no doubt that your method works, but isn't the O-ring supposed to fill the O-ring grooves? Do the grooves need RTV in addition to the O-rings to make the seal?
Tell ya what, Mac. You don't do it when you tear your top end off, and we will, based on our experiences with it.
No no no, you're getting me all wrong Bill. I'm not challanging your assertions, I'm just wondering why the elbow needs the additional application of RTV. When it comes time for me to do mine, I will apply your remedy. You can put away that shot gun now.
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Mac, it'* been explained, why, when and how. The purpose of the mechanical section is to help people out with specific problems and issues. The less chatter people have to sift through to get answers to their questions, including searches for information, the better.

If you need help with something, we'll help you out. If you want to bandy about ideas, head to the brainstorming section. Want to be a comedian, head to the lounge. Let'* keep the mechanical section clean, neat, and efficient.
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Archon, with the same amount of words you just typed, you could have just simply answered my question rather than go into a long dissertation about my posts. I don't see why the question couldn't be answered with one single sentence. And no, it is not my intention to disrupt this Forum in any way with chatter of humor, I'm just seeking an answer to a simple question like everyone else.
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Macdrive, Archon nailed it better than I could have.

Our goal here is to help people. If your post doesn't actively contribute to that, don't make it.
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Macdrive, Archon nailed it better than I could have.

Our goal here is to help people. If your post doesn't actively contribute to that, don't make it.
Did you read my previous post?
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Your question had been answered - several times.
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When is someone going to come out with a stainless steel or brass coolant elbow?

With fairness to Corvettecrazy doesn’t this thread needs some editing?
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