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Twins Technical Talk Technical Talk for Hinckley Triumph Twins: Bonneville, T100, Speedmaster, America, Thruxton, and Scrambler.

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Old 12-02-2012, 01:11 PM   #31 (permalink)
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I avoid that problem by installing my filters with a dishwashing glove on for grip and get it as tight as I can by hand.
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:29 AM   #32 (permalink)
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I avoid that problem by installing my filters with a dishwashing glove on for grip and get it as tight as I can by hand.
+1, that all I do, never had a prob.

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Old 12-03-2012, 12:02 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Try a thin coat of Dow Corning DC-4 silicone grease on the filter gasket before installation. I've been using the same tube of DC-4 on bikes, planes and boats for more than 30 years and it's still half full.

http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/cspages/dc4.php

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Old 12-03-2012, 02:51 PM   #34 (permalink)
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I'm going to try the Silicon grease after all if it doesn't dry out after thirty years, it isn't going to, is it?
Thanks for the tip!
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Old 12-03-2012, 03:05 PM   #35 (permalink)
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I'm going to try the Silicon grease after all if it doesn't dry out after thirty years, it isn't going to, is it?
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I still have a tube of Dow Corning DC4 silicone grease that I nicked from work nearly 30 years ago and it's still as fresh as the first day.

It can be used for insulating, lubricating, heat transfer, dielectric compound, etc, etc.

Whenever you remove things like car water coolant hoses, vacuum pipes, etc smear a bit on the connection. Years later they come off without effort.

If you really hate someone, smear it over his windscreen, it's impossible to remove completely...

http://cpc.farnell.com/1/1/42871-sil...w-corning.html

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I know that I am going to get flak for this; but, while it does no harm, putting a smear of oil on the gasket is not needed. That advice is just to make sure that the average person changing the oil filter makes a last check to make sure that there is a rubber gasket present.

Stuck filters are primarily due to over tightening and/or turning the wrong way.

I don't put oil on the gaskets of my oil filters and I only tighten them hand tight. Never had a problem in many years with many cars, trucks, motorcycles, tractors, and other small engines.
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Mmmmm, well I've seen O rings torn when applied dry. So for me I will always use a lubricant to apply an O ring. But I have no doubt that it can be done dry, but for me its not worth the risk.

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Mmmmm, well I've seen O rings torn when applied dry. So for me I will always use a lubricant to apply an O ring. But I have no doubt that it can be done dry, but for me its not worth the risk.

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The torn O rings that you saw, were they the result of hand tightening or tightening with a wrench?

Like I said, smearing a little oil or other lube won't hurt. It if feels better, do it.
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I still have a tube of Dow Corning DC4 silicone grease that I nicked from work nearly 30 years ago and it's still as fresh as the first day.

It can be used for insulating, lubricating, heat transfer, dielectric compound, etc, etc.

Whenever you remove things like car water coolant hoses, vacuum pipes, etc smear a bit on the connection. Years later they come off without effort.

If you really hate someone, smear it over his windscreen, it's impossible to remove completely...

http://cpc.farnell.com/1/1/42871-sil...w-corning.html

Yep, it's good stuff! Don't get DC5 or DC12; one's runny and the other's snotty.
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I still have a tube of Dow Corning DC4 silicone grease that I nicked from work nearly 30 years ago and it's still as fresh as the first day.

It can be used for insulating, lubricating, heat transfer, dielectric compound, etc, etc.

Whenever you remove things like car water coolant hoses, vacuum pipes, etc smear a bit on the connection. Years later they come off without effort.

If you really hate someone, smear it over his windscreen, it's impossible to remove completely...

http://cpc.farnell.com/1/1/42871-sil...w-corning.html

+1, thats strange,but I did the same thing,nicked a tin from work,had same tin 20 years, and its still good to go.

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