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CA18 Sump Gaskets Wrong?

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Bought a kit on eBay, seller says he's never had any issues (surprise) but the front seal in particular looks too long/thin/tall.

 

How much do these compress when installed?

 

I don't want it to twist and leak.

 

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They don't look right at all. The edges should be sitting well flat on the flat part of your sump. If you try use them they will fold up and leak. I would return them for sure

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Seller tells me he's never had an issue with them, but wants me to measure it so he can compare to ones he has there.

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They look fine? They will squash heaps over time. Take rocker cover gaskets for example, they end up as wide as they were tall when they were new.

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Seller had me measure the gasket etc and said it matches all the others, has never had any returned and will accept a refund... so I guess we go for it.

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They might fit better around the front and rear of the crank and squish in around the sump. Make sure you put a dab of sealant on the ends so they don't move and seal properly :)

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The FSM shows using sealent down the first inch or so of the ends so I'll do that.

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Is this too much sealant?

 

Hoping this stuff doesn't break away and clog the pickup...

 

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Shit, did you paint it on or something?

 

Best to let it set for a day or so before putting oil in and running it.

 

Only needs to be spaghetti noodle thickness along the centre of the sealing surface, and around the bolt holes.

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Cut it to the second notch as per the FSM which said 3.5 to 4.5mm bead.

 

My bead was probs 4.5-5mm...

 

My concern is it breaking off in the sump. Should be OK once fully cured?

 

Will be giving it a full 24hrs+ more like 36.

 

 

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My mechanic mate said the same so hopefully it's fine.

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Looks like it's sealed.

 

Seems to still be a small front end leak, assuming crank seal which is original.

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