Automotive Forums .com - the leading automotive community online! Automotive Forums .com - the leading automotive community online!
Automotive Forums .com - the leading automotive community online! 
-
Latest | 0 Rplys
Go Back   Automotive Forums .com Car Chat > Eagle > Premier
Reply Show Printable Version Show Printable Version | Email this Page Email this Page | Subscription Subscribe to this Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-06-2006, 07:32 AM   #1
Knifeblade
AF Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Tawas city, Michigan
Posts: 2,220
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Emergency gaskets

Thought I'd share another old-timer trick with ya all.

If you need a cardboard gasket, [primarily for thermostats or other areas that use cardboard gaskets], you can make one yourself.

Get a piece of thin cardboard, from a beer or pop container, and a hammer.

Cut to oversize from what you need, and hammer the cardboard evenly to compress it and thin it out. Then trim to fit. It works.
Knifeblade is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2006, 05:21 PM   #2
Knifeblade
AF Enthusiast
Thread starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Tawas city, Michigan
Posts: 2,220
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Re: Emergency gaskets

The small hoses on either side of the thermostat housing aren't usually stocked at parts stores. I know, I just blew up both of them. No despair, just take the hose to the parts store, have them match the curve to any hose, and then cut to size. It works. [Hint, soak the new cut hose in hot water for awhile first, it makes it easier to bend into the fittings].
Knifeblade is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

POST REPLY TO THIS THREAD


Bookmarks
Go Back   Automotive Forums .com Car Chat > Eagle > Premier

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:17 PM.

Community Participation Guidelines | How to use your User Control Panel

Powered by: vBulletin | Copyright Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
 
 
no new posts