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Old 02-06-2006, 06:43 PM
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that's a cool buggy & some gooey goo in that rear UGH!!!!


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that's a cool buggy & some gooey goo in that rear UGH!!!!
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So now you see the need for a quick change gasket I must admit I have drained stuff like that from the front axle before

Maybe for hot rodders there would be a better application?
Like valve cover gaskets, maybe some holley carb gaskets, etc...
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Possibly on a swamp buggy but not really on street /hot rod applications.

IMO a typically rear may not be gone into for 50,000 or more I'm not even sure what the recommended oil change is on a rear

So a very small% of people would need a quick change gasket & how low {as in time [years]} would it stay reusable?


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Fastchange gaskets for a GM 7.5 and an 8.5 have arrived.

It's too cold outside to do much of anything for a little while but this coming weekend looks to be promising.

They arrived USPS (with delivery confirmation), folded up in an envelope, and laying flat they straightened out on their own overnight.

I will also take pics too.

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So what do they look like 1 to 10 on quality?


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I looked them over pretty good when I opened the envelope, and out of a 1-10 scale I would have to say since they are touted as "hand cut", but actually looking die-cut, I would give them a visual 9 out of 10.

I have seen new Fel-Pro die cut new in the package gaskets look worse than these by a long shot, but those were paper gaskets and they were folded to fit in a smaller box.
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I just ran a few hour's worth of testing the one gasket with every chemical I could get my hands on here at work to see if their material was good stuff or not.
Now mind you I didn't have any gasoline here to give it a final test but there will be a list of stuff I have used on it posted here later on, and I used some pretty nasty stuff.
All I found so far is that this mess of chemicals and the brief cleaning cycle in between each, has really only removed the natural shine of the material.
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something similar to acrylonitrile-butadiene but are of a different chemical composition, which are key to the performance of the gasket's durability.
I really don't like their description, if they would simply put the common name of the material on their website I would be less questioned as to what it really is.

Their price for ALL gaskets are a common $14.99, plus shipping and applicable sales tax. Kind of on the high side for a single gasket with the unexplained-in-depth guarantee.
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Our guarantee is as simple as this; if your not happy were not happy and we will do whatever it takes to make things right, 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEED
Make it something definitive and I will be a bit more persuaded. Let's try for a 2 or 3 year guarantee in material and workmanship.

My local parts store sells a common Fel-Pro gasket for the exact same application for $3.44 plus tax, and it carries a 1-year replacement warranty with the standard they-can-do-no-wrong disclaimers.

I can see a real use for this gasket in an off roading application where introduction of water and possibly dirt are a reality and the vehicle owners are going to change out the fluid and clean the insides of their axle on a pretty frequent basis, the gasket would be cleaned in the same solution as the axle housing and gears and dried off and reused without having to come up with the tube of sealer and a new gasket every time.

So now I am at a hypothetical need for a gasket a month for 4 months of summertime four wheeling and mud running.
I am at a parts store price of $3.44 per gasket, and a tube of black gasket sealer at a listed price of $2.44 for a total of 3.44 + 2.44 + 5.88 + 6% tax here in PA equalling 6.23 multiplied by the 4 times I have to do it this summer equals $24.92.
Now I could cheap out and do the "it works for me" approach and use just the sealer $2.44 + 6% X 4 = $10.35 for the wheeling season.
Make the guarantee for a better than the big guys term like the above mentioned 2 or three years and it actualls HAS paid for itsself, if it lasts that long.
It seems to me that this stuff will actually do that amount of time, but will they agree to change their guarantee terms and back it up? who knows at this time.
I have some other ideas for chemicals to use for subjecting these gaskets to some major abuse and will have to wait until I get home to do them. I'll post all the results for them when I get done with them.

So far overall I see a possible market for these with off roaders, and anyone who makes frequent inspections of their gear sets (like the local dirt track racers around here do), but not with the general do-it-yourselfer's with a need to open their axle one time in so many years to only do a gear change or carrier swap for a traction aiding differential.

So far I still give their product a 9 out of 10 though.

I will comment more on their wordings on their website later too.
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Fast Change Gaskets

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I had to hold off on certain tests as we have had too much of this cold spell, getting an axle off the ground when it is frozen down without damaging something is a little difficult, I will also list the multitude of chemicals I tested the gaskets for and provide pictures.

So far I have found that the only thing that has happened to the gasket that has been tested is the glossy finish of the material as it was shipped to me has lost it's shine. Not bad considering the barrage of chemicals I applied to it.

We are expecting a thaw this week and I will pull an axle and test the fit and alignment of it.

It may take more time on the picking of the things on the website though, I will discuss that off this board though.
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