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post #4 of Old 10-25-2008
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Also try soaking the gasket in warm/hot water or letting it sit in the sunlight for a bit. Like sailing fool says, stretch it a bit, like a balloon before you blow it up. Be careful you don't stretch at the seam.

I start at the top right corner, seat the gasket, then work counter-clockwise. Stretch a little bit as you go so you have a little slack at the end.

You may find the port to be difficult to close with the new gasket, since it will take a while for it to flatten; be careful not to close the port too tight or you can crack the mounts for the dogs, then you'll have to replace the whole port. Mine were about 20 years old, so if yours are around that age, be careful!


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