Grit Grinding Your Gears? Make a Gasket

Jun 27, 2014 No Comments by

If you’re having trouble with dirt and debris getting under your car or truck’s gear cover, make a gasket to seal it against the motor plate. It’s easy…

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Remove the gear cover and trace its outline onto a piece of craft foam to get the right shape for the gasket.

 

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Cut the foam on the inside of the line so it will fit under the gear cover, then remove the foam from inside the shape to make a gasket. Test-fit to make sure the motor plate fits properly, then glue the gasket to the plate with rubber cement (which can be easily removed later).

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