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Old 03-28-2015, 09:30 PM   #1
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p/s pump orings

i ordered new ps pump orings and put them in but when i did i left the pump on but the rubber one thats on the inside kinked itself up.... idk how or why i followed the awsome writeup someone did here and it kept leaking any suggestions?


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All in the technique and application bucko. If you mean rubber one that goes inside a pipe then where did you get them? Many o-rings used today are custom one off sizes to make sure that easily available ones over the counter do NOT fit as the size is changed just enough to kink up like said but it will look fine to the eye. The difference say between an o-ring 12.2 mm. in diameter vs. one 12.4 mm. say, or eight thousandths of an inch. Can't see it but one won't work. Wrong type material will fail them quickly as well.

And............sure they are round in cross-section? Some have square cut sides or other bizarre shape like the teflon white ones, no way are they o-rings at all even though every one calls them that. They are seals rather than o-rings then.

One big fat whopping morass there, I often educated people as to why they could not simply 'fix it with this o-ring' at the parts store, if that's what you did. Fully 50% of the time that will end in a fail there.
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i ordered new ps pump orings and put them in but when i did i left the pump on but the rubber one thats on the inside kinked itself up.... idk how or why i followed the awsome writeup someone did here and it kept leaking any suggestions?
in a pinch you can put a lot (many many wraps) of teflon tape and it will stop the leaking until you can get a replacement o ring, or just leave it, as I did.
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It should not even a little, should leak even if 1/8" thick. Having a part that is .030" thick is totally different from wrappings that can easily slide or squish different from each other and what teflon does best. The teflon in tape is nowhere near as firm as what is in one of the white seals. Of course there are those who will luck out............
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