SailNet Community - Reply to Topic

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Gear & Maintenance > Make my own gaskets???
 Not a Member? 


Thread: Make my own gaskets??? Reply to Thread
Title:
  

By choosing to post the reply below you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below


Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below


Topic Review (Newest First)
12-04-2003 09:00 AM
FloridaWriter
Make my own gaskets???

I would spend the money for a factory gasket kit.
11-25-2003 03:04 PM
windancer1
Make my own gaskets???

The volvo cylinder base gaskets are measured in the thousands of an inch. it would be very difficult to cut them from stock.

Dave R.
11-25-2003 02:42 AM
Jeff_H
Make my own gaskets???

When I was a kid we rebuilt a Renault Dauphine and later when I raced motorcycles, we made many of our own gaskets. It is pretty hard to do well. Gasket material was not all that cheap so we would ''prototype'' a gasket out of shirt cardboards (do dry cleaners still put cardboard in folded shirts), dry assemble the part and often have to make two or three protypes before making a final good one. It greatly added to the time that we spent on the project in making patterns, cutting them out, test fitting them and remaking the ones that did not work out.

There are some gaskets like the head gaskets that are inadvisable to make (especially on a diesel)and others that you must buy because of a special material or shape. There are some pieces that rely on a proper gasket thickness to work properly. Diesel injector pump gaskets are one of those.

I would think that the savings would be too small to be worth the risk of completely lunching the engine and having to start over again.

Jeff
11-25-2003 12:57 AM
john232
Make my own gaskets???

I need to aquire a gasket kit for a Volvo MD7A engine because I am in the process of tearing down this engine because it was submerged, and I want to inspect and clean up the engine inside and out and paint the outside and oil and replace bad parts. I was wondering if I could save some money by making my own gaskets, and has anyone ever attempted to do so? Thanks for the replies. John

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:25 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.