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Author Topic: 6v92TA Thermostat Seal Tool?  (Read 3914 times)
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« on: December 11, 2012, 12:47:37 PM »

I have pulled my thermostat housing blocks, cleaned them up and painted them, pulled out the old thermostats (160's) and the seals and bought new thermostats (180's) to replace them.  The problem that I am having is that the seals inside the housing don't easily pop back in.  Is there a special tool to install these that I need or is there a secret unbeknownst to me to get these seals back into the blocks?

Thanks guys - Pics for reference -

-Sean

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« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2012, 12:58:52 PM »

Also - I bought the parts from napa - Here is the information page on them -

http://www.napaonline.com/Catalog/CatalogItemDetail.aspx?R=THM613080_0338231807

thanks again.

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« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2012, 01:11:33 PM »

 Are your OLD seals ("o" rings") square section or round like your picture seems to be??>>>Dan
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« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2012, 01:25:09 PM »

Dan,

The old seals are round and are exactly the same size/shape as the new seals.  The old seals were in tight.  I had to use a pair of locking pliers to pull them out.  I probably should have just left them in but I figured as long as I have everything apart and the new pieces, I might as well replace them.

I will probably end up taking the parts over to Covington/Clarke Power tomorrow as they should be able to seat them for me.  But still curious if there is a special tool needed or if there is a secret method (1/2" pipe and hammer) to getting these rings to sit correctly.

Thanks.

-Sean
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« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2012, 01:59:12 PM »

I just did this job. I cut a 2x4 to fit. I then tapped the seal into place. Not to high tec. but it worked.

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« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2012, 02:42:17 PM »

 coat each "O" ring with Dow Corning #4, a silicone based grease that lubricates neoprene seals and "O" rings,, also makes them last twice as long. Used extensivly in aviation for this purpose.>>>Dan
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« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2012, 02:43:50 PM »

  There is a special installer tool but you can take a old thermostat and install those also

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« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2012, 04:37:29 PM »

I use a 1" drive socket to drive mine in. I forget what size it is though... maybe 2 15/16"...?? Just keep trying them until you find one the right size.   Grin

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« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2012, 04:54:50 PM »

Did u get it? Btw why can't I see what utahclaimjumper is saying? His posts are blank?


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« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2012, 05:34:53 PM »

I am with Tom on this one. I just used a large socket to get them in. Worked great.

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« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2012, 05:51:39 PM »

You guys do it with a 2x4 or a socket here I went and paid over a 100 bucks for the Kent/Moore tool lol but it works on Cummins or Cat also so all is not lost LOL
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« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2012, 06:24:40 PM »

Did u get it? Btw why can't I see what utahclaimjumper is saying? His posts are blank?


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Click the "unignore" button....Dan, I think I just found somebody who might be ignoring you. Check you stats right away Grin LOL
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« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2012, 06:39:03 PM »

not trying to be a smart butt...but when those seal bores were new they were a whole lot shinier....clean um up and put um in !!  Grin
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« Reply #13 on: December 11, 2012, 07:19:21 PM »

You guys do it with a 2x4 or a socket here I went and paid over a 100 bucks for the Kent/Moore tool lol but it works on Cummins or Cat also so all is not lost LOL

The "special service tool" is probably cheaper than a 3" socket!! LOL! Besides, us country boys got to make do with whatever!   Grin Grin
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« Reply #14 on: December 11, 2012, 07:37:16 PM »

Understand , here I just grab the correct socket and bingo, no idea of the size, but I have the right one Grin

No biggie deal, you can install it IF you have some experience using a hammer and extension, say a 1/2" or 3/4" (most anything) either would work fine, just tap it down to correct point, make sure it is straight in the bore.
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