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Post by dp1 on Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:06 pm

I replaced mine in my pre filter box yesterday and boy my back hurts now, lol.
I think the gasket in my waste tank also needs to be replaced, it’s just a pita to strip the old ones off, I just used screwdriver to strip them off, any better suggestion ? I was thinking of using goof off but not sure if it’s save on aluminum or not.
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Post by milspec6 on Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:14 pm

Heat Gun and plastic scraper...works really well and fast
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Post by dp1 on Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:25 pm

Thanks Bob, will try that for my waste tank lid.
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Post by milspec6 on Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:40 pm

A heat gun is one of those things that us cold weather cleaners always have on-hand. If you don't, they are cheap and also very helpful for removing decals and signage.
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Post by dp1 on Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:23 pm

http://www.steambrite.com/truck-mount-waste-tank-gasket-thick-wide-with-adhesive-foot-p-13023.html

What do you think about this ? Seems convenient with the adhesive already there, no mess, my concern is the quality of the rubber as well as the adhesive, but then again, even with regular gasket I got from JD, it only last a good year or so before it starts to fall apart.
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Post by milspec6 on Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:05 pm

@dp1 wrote:http://www.steambrite.com/truck-mount-waste-tank-gasket-thick-wide-with-adhesive-foot-p-13023.html

What do you think about this ? Seems convenient with the adhesive already there, no mess, my concern is the quality of the rubber as well as the adhesive, but then again, even with regular gasket I got from JD, it only last a good year or so before it starts to fall apart.

That made me laugh...that is just a roll of "camper seal" the auto parts stores sells. For them to call that something special for TM's is laughable. I have used camper seal in the past and it will work, but it will not last very long. IF you want to try it, just go down to the auto parts store and pick up a roll.
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Post by Mo on Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:44 pm

But of they call it TM seal it's special so you should pay more Smile
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Post by milspec6 on Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:59 am

@Mo wrote:But of they call it TM seal it's special so you should pay more Smile

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Post by ACE Services on Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:09 pm

I have used a drill with a wire brush to remove the glue from the waste tank lid
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Post by milspec6 on Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:41 pm

@ACE Services wrote:I have used a drill with a wire brush to remove the glue from the waste tank lid

That would certainly do it as well pretty quickly.
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Post by dp1 on Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:09 pm

So my next question is what can I use that can last longer ? I don’t really care about price, I just don’t want to do this every year, lol.
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Post by milspec6 on Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:43 pm

http://www.rubbercal.com/industrial-rubber/neoprene-gasket-material/
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Post by Mo on Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:29 am

Do you even have to glue the gasket? Maybe you can just glue it on the lid and not the water box That way you can just remove the lid take it out of the van to make is easier to scrape off and remove the gasket the next time. What i hate the most about working on truckmounts is having to hunch over to work on them
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Post by dp1 on Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:30 am

Bob, the link you posted, which one should I get ? The general kind or commercial grade 45 or 60 or ? I would think the commercial grade would be stronger ? But it's cheaper, cheaper = not better quality ?
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Post by dp1 on Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:35 am

Mo, yes it's glued to the lid and I can take the lid out, I just hate the scraping part, I'll definitely try using drill with wire brush, that sounds like it's going to get it done pretty quick.
The part I hate about working on TM is EVERYTHING, lol, I just don't have the patience for it, but I have to do most of them since I can't afford to always have someone work on them as well as I hate the drive, the closest distributor is 30 miles away and that's far by LA standard, I'm lucky if I can get there in an hour and tbh I don't go there much at all due to not knowing how experienced the technician is / are.
My mechanic moved further west and now he's 50 miles away from where I live, I would still go if I absolutely have to.
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Post by milspec6 on Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:17 pm

Give them call Dp, they have been good to work with over the years and will walk you through the best choice for your need.
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