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Old 02-08-2020, 07:40 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by dcminiman_43 View Post
So in theory your saying I'd be safe to install it and remove for future work ie: lower intake boot, ICV etc. If need be say in he next few months or so, just know everything is fragile in this area

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Ahh, just saw this. I would think that a brand new DISA seal can withstand a few installs and removals, but I don't have any experience with that either. I think they fail because of compression over a long time (many years), not because of install and removal. Use a bit of silicone paste as lube on the install to protect the seal from tearing when going in and it should be fine.

I guess what I'm saying is I wouldn't preemptively change a brand new disa seal just because I plan to remove it in the future and it might fail then. I personally would try it because its brand new and see how it holds up after removal, and then if needed use the viton oring since you have it already. Half laziness, half save the replacement till you really need it and half if its brand new dont fix it rationale.
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20mm OD x 12mm ID x 4mm W : Viton O-Ring
3/4" OD x 1/2"ID x 1/16" Thick : Thrust Bearing/Washer

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