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Need gasket removal tips

Postby stephlal » Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:18 pm

I had to change my stator case and in the process replaced my first engine gasket, what a pain in the ass.
The gasket was still stuck to the engine case, in pieces, it took me forever to get it off as I didn't want to scratch or ding the surface.

Any tips / tools you guys use to make this job easier ?
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Re: Need gasket removal tips

Postby KevinAnderson » Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:26 pm

I've used plastic putty knifes in the past. I've heard people mention using plastic razor blades.

Surprised it stuck, I find it's usually only a problem on gaskets that have been on there for a long time.
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Re: Need gasket removal tips

Postby stephlal » Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:51 pm

Never thought of that one, thanks for the tip.
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Re: Need gasket removal tips

Postby oldschoolktm » Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:10 pm

Steph,
Just be gentle! It's a Honda! No need for razor blades that I use on the leaky KTM!
Patience is a virtue! You are a one armed bandit! Slow and steady as the saying goes!;) :lol: :shock: :oops: :D
Cheers!
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Re: Need gasket removal tips

Postby zedro » Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:19 am

Grease or oil the new gasket so it won't stick next time.
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Re: Need gasket removal tips

Postby stephlal » Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:49 pm

Lol, thanks for the tips guys.
All fixed up and ready to go!
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