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cvt cover leaking ?

greenhorn2010-08-11 10:21:56 +0000 #1
hey guys quick question . any one hear of putting grease on cvt cover before installing ? a kawi mec told a bud of mine to do this .mine was leaking on weekend so i was going to try but if any one has a better idea i would rather do that because i just dont think this is the right way to go about it thanks
wood butcher2010-08-11 10:26:29 +0000 #2
silicone , that not something u need to be gettin into alot so just seal her good
greenhorn2010-08-11 11:05:08 +0000 #3
thanks i was thinking silicone but wasent sure cause of the rubber gasket but ill try it the grease thing didnt sound to promising lol
Josh2010-08-11 10:33:21 +0000 #4
The grease wont hurt. I use it around my airbox lid to seal it up. Works great
monsterbrute7502010-08-11 10:58:20 +0000 #5
The grease will repel water.Just don't sit still in water.
filthyredneck08brute2010-08-11 10:53:53 +0000 #6
I run grease on mine and it doesnt leak a drop...my rubber gasket isnt torn up yet so I just ran grease, once it starts coming apart or leaking I'll switch to silicone. I'm hard on belts (heavy thumb+big tires+big lift= SMOKE!) so I didnt want it sealed up where I couldnt get back in.
KMKjr2010-08-11 12:52:05 +0000 #7
Replace it. It's cheap and will fix it most times.

Don't use "grease", it will swell the rubber but lubricating it with a silicon lubricate will make it softer and might help it seal better.
J2!2010-08-11 11:20:52 +0000 #8
If the gasket gets messed up, then try some plumbers putty.. Roll it into a long thin strip and use it where the gasket used to be.. Some of the people in our group use it especially on the airbox lids, works VERY well and it's not permanent. I prefer to use permatex myself but I like that extra peace of mind that mine isn't going to leak, especially when you have alot of money in a motor like I do.. Just a pain every time you have to get in them..
gpinjason2010-08-11 13:59:26 +0000 #9
I use the Permatex clear RTV on my air box, it seals good, and it's still easy to get the lid back off... you gotta re-seal it each time you open it, but it's not that expensive, when you consider what might happen if it's not sealed... when my gasket gets bad on my CVT that's what I'm gonna use
BleednGreen682010-08-11 14:47:25 +0000 #10
I dont use anything on my cvt cover. Still usin the original seal. I just always make sure the seal is in the cover real good. I've seen a lot of customers atvs come in with the seal all bunched up and pinched cause they dont check it. I ALWAYS put anti seize on the bolts that hold the cover on cause I noticed on a customers vforce he had 2 broken off in the engine case so ever since then all customers atvs that i work on have that stuff on the threads so they dont break. Broken bolts cause it to leak water into the clutch area.

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