flywheel o-ring ?

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mlrailguy
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flywheel o-ring ?

Post by mlrailguy » Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:38 pm

Are there different sizes of O-rings, for example, bug vs bus? I got one from CB Performance for my bug but it seems way too big. I was finally able to get it stuffed into the groove, checked for end play, and when I pulled flywheel back off, I could see chunks of the o-ring had been shaved off.
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Re: flywheel o-ring ?

Post by Bruce2 » Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:51 pm

I bet that's the o-ring for a Type 4 flywheel.

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Re: flywheel o-ring ?

Post by sideshow » Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:31 pm

The 5 bolt flywheels take a larger o-ring, common in late buses and 914's. Of course they all look the same in plastic baggies.
Yeah some may call it overkill, but you can't have too much overkill.

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Re: flywheel o-ring ?

Post by mlrailguy » Tue May 01, 2018 1:41 pm

Not even going to bother with CB performance. Just ordered one from Appletree . Shipping is a killer though :(

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Re: flywheel o-ring ?

Post by Bruce2 » Wed May 02, 2018 12:52 am

Ask the question here. What are the dimensions of the correct o-ring? ID, OD, cord dia is all you need.
Then go to your local hydraulics store and get a couple. Remember, all dimensions are metric.
The quality of the o-ring you get from your hydraulics store will be way better quality too.

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Re: flywheel o-ring ?

Post by sideshow » Wed May 02, 2018 7:34 am

I would guess Bus sized -5mm OD, take the one you all ready have in hand. Better ones are graphite coated.b
Yeah some may call it overkill, but you can't have too much overkill.

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Re: flywheel o-ring ?

Post by mlrailguy » Wed May 02, 2018 12:16 pm

yep, ordered the graphite one from Appletree, was the only one I could find

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