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hey guys, i just got my new TM40 carb in the mail today and am excited to put it in, but i have an oil leak problem that should be addressed first. and am wondering...what should i use to seal this up correctly since what i used last time didn't work.

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The cover may be a bit warped,put it on a flat plate with 800 grit and lite oil. It will show the high spots.

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I've never had any luck with that stuff,i use the 'generic yamabond' Permatex motoseal works great!

http://www.permatex.com/products/automotive/automotive_gasketing/specialty_gasket_maker/MotoSeal_1_Ultimate_Gasket_Maker_Grey.htm

i'll have to go find something a bit more tailored to what i'm doing. i'm so anxious that i'll have to wait until tomorrow to ride the thing once i get the head cover sealed up.

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another question about motseal. what is the average dry time? i'll probably give it a full 24+ hours, but i was just curious. Does one put it on both the head cover and head, or just one or the other? TIA

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It dries fast to a semi soft condition. I put it on one side,let dry for a short time. The key is to get the cases oil free before putting it on.(contact cleaner or something...)

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It dries fast to a semi soft condition. I put it on one side,let dry for a short time. The key is to get the cases oil free before putting it on.(contact cleaner or something...)

i just put some on my finger and smoothed it on both top and bottom, wiped off any that got on the inside, let it cure for about 3 hrs, then ran it. and yes i wiped and cleaned the contact points of the cases, with rubbing alcohol.

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i just put some on my finger and smoothed it on both top and bottom, wiped off any that got on the inside, let it cure for about 3 hrs, then ran it. and yes i wiped and cleaned the contact points of the cases, with rubbing alcohol.

this thread.....case closed.... Thanks guys

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