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.
John - This is what I am going to do today. Thanks for the heads up.
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
Cliff - Hilarious.
I was going to use the old thermostat to tap it in or maybe a pipe or socket but my skills with tools suck. I think with the 2x4 I have less chance of tapping it in at an angle or (knowing myself) would somehow manage to dent one side of the seal if I used anything metal to tap it in.
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 !!
Don, I am sure they were much shinier. If I could bead blast them I would but cleaning by hand is no fun. I've sanded out the bore but I don't think I am going to do more than that...although I could say that I polished em up to a blinding shine but forgot to take pics before I put em back on....
Thanks guys....the combined knowledge is amazing but the comedy that comes along with it is priceless.