Stator cover oil leak.

Discussion in 'Mechanics Garage' started by mofo, Feb 12, 2018.

  1. mofo

    mofo New Member

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2011
    Messages:
    1,102
    Likes Received:
    19
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Orange County Ca.
    Map
    I replaced the stator and rectifier last year and over time, the stator cover developed a leak.
    Since there is an OEM gasket there, common sense dictates that I should replace it with another one but wondering if I can use silicone instead?
    Has anyone used silicone instead before? Any pros or cons about using OEM gasket or silicone?
     
  2. squirrelman

    squirrelman Member

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2006
    Messages:
    7,675
    Likes Received:
    125
    Trophy Points:
    78
    Location:
    Buffalo, NY
    Map
    if the gasket is not missing pieces, you can try a fix with that +sillycone or other sealers. ;)

    you'll need to inspect closely for any nicks, dents, or deep scratches on the cover and its mating surface on the block.

    i had a slow stator cover oil leak on one of my '86 700's that eventually caused the radiator hose running under it to deteriorate to the point of failure and sudden water loss....:eek:
     
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2018
  3. mello dude

    mello dude Member

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2006
    Messages:
    3,359
    Likes Received:
    49
    Trophy Points:
    78
    Location:
    Southwest Ohio
    Map
  4. OOTV

    OOTV Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2011
    Messages:
    6,024
    Likes Received:
    656
    Trophy Points:
    143
    Location:
    Anaheim, Ca.
    Permatex, Honda Bond, all work well. I had replaced my stator and somehow the gasket got tweaked and oil started leaking. Not wanting to wait for another gasket to arrive, used some Honda Bond and all was good!
     
  5. mofo

    mofo New Member

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2011
    Messages:
    1,102
    Likes Received:
    19
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Orange County Ca.
    Map
    Exactly what I'm trying to avoid.
     
  6. mofo

    mofo New Member

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2011
    Messages:
    1,102
    Likes Received:
    19
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Orange County Ca.
    Map
    Thanks fellas. I'll look into those.
     
  7. 34468 Randy

    34468 Randy Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2007
    Messages:
    12,342
    Likes Received:
    587
    Trophy Points:
    158
    Location:
    Chilliwack, BC Canada
    Map
    SQ's water broke LOL
     
  8. squirrelman

    squirrelman Member

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2006
    Messages:
    7,675
    Likes Received:
    125
    Trophy Points:
    78
    Location:
    Buffalo, NY
    Map

    Right, a little oil leak caused a sudden big coolant leak.
     
Related Topics

Share This Page