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turbo 350???

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by MJB774X, Feb 13, 2003.

  1. MJB774X

    MJB774X 1/2 ton status

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    does anyone know a trick to getting the piston into the direct drum, there is two seals on the piston that face down, and one on the drum that faces up how the heck do you get the piston in? /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
  2. ZonkRat

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    Use good quality elect tape.Stretch it tightly arouhd the outside or the seal and insert.Only use one layer and leave end sticking out to get hold of and carefully pull the tape out of assem.be sure all the tape comes out.OLD shade tree trick,but it works. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  3. Ryan B.

    Ryan B. 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Use a zip tie to compress the lip seal.
    The same way you'd use a piston ring compressor.

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  4. Triaged

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    I ended up slicing one of mine when I put it in because I was compressing it with a c-clamp while trying to get those lip seals tucked in...It goes alot easier with 4 hands!
     

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