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O-Ring Splice kit recommendations? 1 month 2 weeks ago #32021

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Looking to purchase metric o-ring splice kit. Seems like a good thing to own..

Went to Amazon, did a few searches. Realized I have no clue what to get. Many varying materials, nitrile, buna, etc..

Any advice from wise sages?

Found this one..
www.amazon.com/Small-Parts-KIT-SPL-MN70-...ps%2C125&sr=8-3&th=1

TIA, Don

 

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O-Ring Splice kit recommendations? 1 month 2 weeks ago #32022

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Buna N is probably the most common rubber used for a lot of applications but there are a few limitations. 70% of what you'll probably need an o ring for can be done with Buna N so having the o ring kit is a good thing if you need static seals. If the o ring is being used in a dynamic application, you'll have to find a replacement manufactured o ring. The Superglue joint won't last in a dynamic application.


If you haven't seen an o ring compatibility chart, you should be aware of it. I reference them all the time.

follow this link to see why.   All O Rings compatibility chart  

As an example= an  o ring choice for Engine Oil is not a good o ring for eythelene glycol and this might explain why there's 2 o rings on the bottom of the cylinder sleeve in the cylinder block and yet, the gasket sets most have bought aftermarket have the o rings for the liners and the top o ring is silicone based (red) and the bottom o rings are something else (black)  but there's not 2 separate bags of o rings to suggest a top and bottom o ring for the lower o rings. Leaves me with questions .    ?????
 

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O-Ring Splice kit recommendations? 1 month 2 weeks ago #32026

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I don’t understand the thinking behind those ‘O’ ring splice kits.  How do you achieve a perfect concentric end to end joint, assuming the ends are cut squarely.  As for superglue, I have never ever had success with it in any application. Why not just buy an assortment box of different ‘O’ rings?  

What about. ‘X’ rings.   Would they be a better bet for the cylinder sleeves?

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