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Air cleaner, hubs, seals

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by MACK5, Feb 15, 2001.

  1. MACK5

    MACK5 Registered Member

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    Rear window seal. Thanks to whoever recommended buying seals from the dealer. Ordered mine from dealer and they came in 2 days and cost less than LMC.

    Hubs. I have bought new Warn locking hubs to replace automatics. Thanks to this forum I feel comfortable in replacing these myself. One question. How muck oil or grease, if any, do I apply to new hubs?

    Air cleaner. I took out and cleaned the assembly last weekend. There is a gasket or seal between the top of the filter housing and the bottom. This seal had rotted badly so I remove it and made a seal of silicone. The dealer does not have this seal. Now I have a gap between the top and bottom of housing about 1/4". Has anyone else been faced with this and what have you done. Thanks.
     
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    Air Cleaner seal

    Here is something I did on my Dodge Challenger. buy a new sparkplug wire and use it as the gasket. Just cut it and make it fit and use some electrictions tape to make it a solid circle. this works great honest.
     
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    Hmmmm Are we talking about the seal at the outside edge of the lid or are we talking the seal on the inside where some year model trucks had a mesh screen behind the air cleaner?
    Hmmm not knowing the year model of the truck is not helping us narrow it down. GM only used about 10 different style air cleaners from 69-91.
    How about filling out your Bio with what year truck you got?
    As for if it's the lip seal then it's not a major problem but you will suck some hot under hood air when sitting still but once you get moving if your truck has a snorkle intake through the grill that showed up around 77 then it will pressurize the air filter housing and be of no concern as long as the filter is sealing and clean air is all that is making it into the engine.

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    Sorry about that grim, its a 91. I'll get on that bio right away.
     
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    Re: Air Cleaner seal

    I like that idea with the sparkplug wire. I'll give it a try. How about the grease on the manual hubs?
     
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    Re: Air Cleaner seal

    just a light coat on the locking hub parts. To much grease and it may not fully engage/disengage and tear stuff up.
    Ohh and since you had auto hubs my guess is 84-91 on the year of the truck.

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