Actually, I have used it both ways. When I applied it to the gearbox while the
gearbox was in the car I had no way of getting a gasket in there so I applied
it sans gasket. With the OD conversion I have been applying it to both sides of
the gaskets, most of which are paper thin anyways.
I have no report yet on leaking with the gasket and Right Stuff since I have
to finish the OD conversion and fill it full of fluid and see what happens, but
I am optimistic.
71 TR6 (Throttle Body Injection!)
To: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
Sent: Thu, 21 Sep 2006 8:09 PM
Subject: Re: Gearbox Top Cover O-rings
I have removed the gearbox top cover while the gearbos
was inthe car. My recollection is that it is pretty
simple. With your interior gutted, you should have
plenty of room.
Do you use the Right Stuff with the gaskets or in
place of the gaskets?
--- email@example.com wrote:
> I cant recall how much room there is to get to all
> the bolts that hold the top cover on while the
> gearbox is still in the car. So, IF you can get the
> top cover off you can replace the O rings by taking
> the top cover right out of the car and working on it
> on the workbench, or kitchen table. I am using a
> product called the Right Stuff to seal everything in
> my OD conversion. A couple years ago I had a healthy
> leak where the tail of the gearbox mounted to the
> gearbox. I loosened the bolts, slid it back a
> quarter inch or so, put the Right Stuff in and
> closed it up. No more leak and it stayed put until I
> took it apart. I bought mine at NAPA and it isnt
> cheap but it sure worked well.
> Aaron Cropley
> 71 TR6 (Throttle Body Injection!)
> Topsham, Maine
> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> To: email@example.com
> Sent: Thu, 21 Sep 2006 4:56 PM
> Subject: Gearbox Top Cover O-rings
> As Vance so deftly pointed out earlier today, my
> gearbox is rather clean right
> now. I have the o-rings, and a new top cover gasket
> on hand. I should really
> attempt to replace the o-rings so that it can stay
> clean for at least a little
> while longer.
> I was looking through the Bentley procedure and from
> what I gather, the top
> cover can be removed with the gearbox in car. Is
> this correct? Would you try it
> in car? My interior and everything is already taken
> apart from the clutch
> On refitting the instructions say to 'grease' the
> abutment face and then fit
> the gasket. Would you literally just use grease or
> some sort of higher tech
> product like 'hylomar'(sp?)?
> Thanks as always for the great input guys!
> San Clemente, CA
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