Post Number: 1
|Posted on Sunday, February 15, 2015 - 10:46 am: ||
i Am about to assemble a basket case of a engine, 2-53 ,checked with plastic gauge,1/4 life was gone in this engine. bought new sleeves, pistons, rings, seals, gaskets.
Im questioning the O-rings that seal the water jacket do they go in dry or can i use some vasoline?
Post Number: 1023
|Posted on Monday, February 16, 2015 - 05:53 am: ||
I remember reading a Cummins builiten years ago saying not to use petroleum lubricant on sleeve orings, it would cause them to swell and distort the sleeve. I don't rembe what they recomended, probably a soap based rubber lube.
Post Number: 2002
|Posted on Monday, February 16, 2015 - 09:27 am: ||
Just google sleeve o ring lubrication.
There is tons of info and also youtube vids
I remember using soap of some sort.
Maybe just go jo with out the fine Italian pumice
Hope this helps
Post Number: 2
|Posted on Monday, February 16, 2015 - 09:36 am: ||
use anti-freeze on the 53 series o-rings
Post Number: 49
|Posted on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 02:21 pm: ||
I found in the 53 Series Maintenance Manual, that they said to Apply a Hydrogenated Vegetable type shorting, or permanent type antifreeze solution to the Seal Rings.
Post Number: 59
|Posted on Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 02:08 pm: ||
Some liquid soap is the usual favourite or antifreeze. Personally I use Murphys Oil Soap on O Rings used sparingly.
Whats critical is how much you use and how viscous, if you fill the O-Ring cavity with lubricant as well as the O-Ring you'll hydraulic the O-Ring and it can start to be pushed out before the liner sealing surface fully passes it and hence the O-Ring will get cut/damaged.