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Old 02-05-2013, 08:37 PM   #1
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Engine hatch gaskets

My two engine hatches in the bedroom have some rubber gaskets that look the same as the rubber ribbed slide out seals. They are crushed pretty bad and don't provide the best seal. I'm wondering if these are the original gaskets. I assumed they would use some high temp gaskets in this location but doesn't look like that is the case. Anyone point me in the right direction on a proper replacement gasket?
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Mine does not even have a seal.... Like crah, wondering what should be used or should nothing be used to illuminate the chance of leaks?
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Crah.....My brother recently recommended some stuff I've never used before. It's called Sill Glide and is sold by Napa (in a blue tube). It's made to restore the rubber selas around your door frame to quiet up the ride. My borther says he rubs it in the door seals on his car and then hits it lightly with a heat gun. He does this once a year to refresh his door seals. It might be worth a shot at restoring your seals.

He sent me a tube, but I haven't tried it yet. My brother is as anal about his vehicles as I am (runs in the family) and he usually doesn't recommend anything that doesn't work.
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Thanks for the suggestion don. I'll have to try that on my door seals. As for the engine hatch gasket, they need to be replace. They are crushed and deformed so bad, I don't think they can be reshaped. Are your hatch gaskets the same rubber seals?
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Crah, here is a link to a site that has tons of seal options, the link takes you to a specific fireproof bulb seal, but look at other options too, you might get some ideas.

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I guess I'm wondering if they need to be fire rated bulb seals or if any ok seal will do.
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