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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 3:05 pm 
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Many don't know the aluminum sealing washers are a one time use. The aluminum crushes a bit and it's almost impossible to get to seal once the bolts have been loosened. Many try to just tighten the bolts down more, but either the bolt breaks, or the threads strip out of the pot metal pump. The pumps can be heli-coiled, but that a process. Get stat-o-seals,or dowty seals. (England) These are reuseable and take less torque to seal as they are metal covered rubber.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 8:00 am 
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+1 Stat-O-Seals. I used to anneal the copper ones but still had to use extreme caution not to strip and would get the occasional weep anyway. Went to stat-o and never looked back.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 10:08 pm 

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Hi all.

noticing air bubbles in my oil to cylinder feed lines. tried bleeding them as per manual, worked for a ride or two. now i am noticing them again, and too much for my liking. I did see that steel washers were used, so i have some copper washers on the way. is this likely to remedy the issue? or do i have a bad pump, hole in the lines? etc

if you could link me to the cool rubberized metal washers that would be great.

i just bought this thing, so this stuff is all pretty new to me.

thanks in advance.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2013 9:05 pm 

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Any suggestions on where to source new washers?

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 2:19 am 
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There are several suppliers, just Google the items you seek.
Here's a link to one supplier with a complete oil line washer set in aluminum.
http://jessbikes.com/product_info.php?c ... 00b65d5913
Another link for the stat-o-seal type, but just the pump end will be covered with this set.
http://www.midatlanticcycle.com/store/i ... cts_id=324


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 1:45 pm 

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Thanks Mike!

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 7:37 am 
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fastmike wrote:
Another link for the stat-o-seal type, but just the pump end will be covered with this set.
http://www.midatlanticcycle.com/store/i ... cts_id=324


Pulling my H1 motor soon so I ordered from this link on Saturday. Got an email from John at Mid Atlantic almost imediately saying they would ship that day, and thanks for ordering from the website instead of ebay. I pointed him to this thread so he could see where the sale came from. The seals arrived on Monday wow :)


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 8:10 am 

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ahhh....i noticed they don't have the S2 listed.
would the stat-o-seals be the same as the S1?

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 8:23 am 
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All models are the same.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2016 11:24 am 
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Ja-Moo wrote:
Many don't know the aluminum sealing washers are a one time use. The aluminum crushes a bit and it's almost impossible to get to seal once the bolts have been loosened. Many try to just tighten the bolts down more, but either the bolt breaks, or the threads strip out of the pot metal pump. The pumps can be heli-coiled, but that a process. Get stat-o-seals,or dowty seals. (England) These are reuseable and take less torque to seal as they are metal covered rubber.



I have been copper coating my crush washers and I have reused them without any leaks, seems to do the trick ..
I certainly agree Stato seals are the way to go, but this way has been working for me.
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