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WaterProofing A Starter

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mtnman210, Jun 15, 2004.

  1. mtnman210

    mtnman210 1/2 ton status

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    I just pulled my starter off after a day of water and mud and the cylanoid and the starter body itself was full of water. Does anybody know of a good way to waterproof that sucker. I was thinking about just running a thin line of silicone where the cylanoid bolts to the starter body and then another where the starter body bolts to the mounting bracket.
     
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    Dont think it would help much---if you go through deep enough water,it will simply pour in through the nose end of the starter---I dont know of any way to seal that huge hole that wouldnt affect the starter drive. One of those mini "super starters might be more watertight,since they have a gear reduction box,and only the drive gear is exposed. /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    after thinking about it a little more I think you're probably right about it all pouring through the front. I still might try something just to see if it helps a little.
     

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