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Oil Tank RTV Silicone-What did you use?

Discussion in 'SideWinder Trail Talk' started by ROCKERDAN, Sep 27, 2018.


  1. ROCKERDAN

    ROCKERDAN OCD Sledhead VIP Member

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    Yeah, got mine all apart and planning to do pics/vid of the process....Its been all apart draining/drying out ect....

    Just figured this would be a perfect time this fall, to get everyone's opinion and which RTV they used, and what worked best for you all.

    I know of one now that a few mentioned, and just wondered of others, as I only want to do this once!

    thnx,
    Dan

    Here is one I'm considering so far.
    permatex2.jpg
     
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  3. KnappAttack

    KnappAttack VIP Member VIP Member

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    Ultra Black. No leaks since Dan.
     
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  4. NYTurbo

    NYTurbo Expert

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    I'd take it one step further and use permatex The Right Stuff
     
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  5. ROCKERDAN

    ROCKERDAN OCD Sledhead VIP Member

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    Thanks Mike, I could not remember what you used....Is there only one of them? Same as the pic I posted above correct?

    I like that is a oil formula.
     
  6. ROCKERDAN

    ROCKERDAN OCD Sledhead VIP Member

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    Ill have to google that, is that new? I dont think ive heard of it.

    Would be nice to get several ideas here, I know just about all of these darn things leak sooner or later.

    Dan
     
  7. KnappAttack

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    Yes, thats the one I used Dan.
     
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  8. ROCKERDAN

    ROCKERDAN OCD Sledhead VIP Member

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  9. NYTurbo

    NYTurbo Expert

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    Yep that's it.
     
  10. ROCKERDAN

    ROCKERDAN OCD Sledhead VIP Member

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    Im wondering if their "Ultra" is their best, or is the 'Great stuff" best, or I also see on the permatex page, they have another level now......Its called 'Optimum"

    anyone else?

    Dan
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  11. ROCKERDAN

    ROCKERDAN OCD Sledhead VIP Member

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    Here is the comparison chart of ALL their gasket makers.....Im liking this new Optimum black alot. More Flex built in it seems.

    Dan

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  12. ROCKERDAN

    ROCKERDAN OCD Sledhead VIP Member

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    Seems to be the next evolution above Ultra Black....here is ad on amazon.

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  13. ROCKERDAN

    ROCKERDAN OCD Sledhead VIP Member

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    Video....Optimum series. Sounds like the Optimum black is best for lightweight components, I believe our oil tanks/chaincase are lightweight Magnesium.

     
  14. fatchance

    fatchance TY 4 Stroke Guru

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    Pretty small tube. Will 1 do it?
     
  15. Joe ltx-le

    Joe ltx-le VIP Member VIP Member

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    blue rvt here

    no leaks
     
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  16. SnoWarrior

    SnoWarrior Lifetime Member Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

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    My dealer used Yamabond 6b. He put it on the case and used it on the sight glass.
    I let it set up for a day before putting the oil in.
    If you read my post, he also "peened" the case around the sight glass, because it was such a loose fit.
     
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