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Old 11-16-2013, 06:27 PM   #1
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Clutch Pushrod Seal Leaking

I replaced the OEM seal when I rebuilt my clutch slave cylinder because the kit came with a replacement pushrod seal. That was apparently a mistake. The replacement seal (not OEM) started leaking within a few days. I ordered and OEM seal and damaged it while installing. I put a thin coat of RTV sealant on the damaged area and it was fine for a couple of weeks. Started leaking again, but NOT from the damaged area. It was leaking from around the edge of the seal. I ordered ANOTHER OEM seal and installed it, this time running a thin bead of RTV around the edge. Three weeks later it's leaking again.

WTF am I missing? It's a round peg in a round hole, and it fits perfectly when the seal retainer is installed. My neighbor told me about a sealant called "Right Stuff" that is supposed to be the bees knees. It's $13/tube but sounds like it might be worth it. Any suggestions?

Oh...and it's not a major leak. It leaves about a dime-sized spot on the concrete after a ride.
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Put a dab of grease around the seal spring on the back side if it has one.
Put the seal in dry without any sealer. Make sure it's square in the hole.
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Are you sure it is leaking from that seal? Maybe countershaft seal.
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Happened on my Gsxr. I turned around the push rod shaft, and it stopped leaking.
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Put a dab of grease around the seal spring on the back side if it has one.
Put the seal in dry without any sealer. Make sure it's square in the hole.
No spring, and it doesn't back up against anything solid. The seal retainer will keep it from coming out but won't prevent it from pushing into the engine case.

The first two times I replaced it, both the seal and metal were dry. The third time I used RTV, but that didn't work, either.
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Are you sure it is leaking from that seal? Maybe countershaft seal.
Pretty sure it's not the countershaft seal. No sign of a leak there, but I vinous sign of leak at push rod seal.
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Happened on my Gsxr. I turned around the push rod shaft, and it stopped leaking.
This crossed my mind. Any idea why it made a difference?
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The rod will sometime wear where it works back and forth through the seal.
Clean it all off real well and sprinkle a little baby powder on it to verify exactly where it's leaking.
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The rod will sometime wear where it works back and forth through the seal.
Clean it all off real well and sprinkle a little baby powder on it to verify exactly where it's leaking.
The last leak was pretty obvious. Bottom of the seal around the 5 o'clock position. Not sure about this time. Haven't pulled it apart yet.
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