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isobars



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Overtightening can distort an O-ring, making it leak ... yet another reason I (almost) never mess with them.
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U2U2U2



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

some boards RX my Quatro custom don't use a O ring at all
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ctuna



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:38 pm    Post subject: Some things to check Reply with quote

The seal surface at the vent must be smooth with no dings in it for it to get a good seal.

I had a leak I couldn't locate and it turned out to be a scratch n the seal surface. Also the seal surface could be dirty.

Mix up some soapy water and on a hot day spray the board down with the vent closed to detect a leak.

Also the last leak I fixed turned out to be under the deck pads.
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inlandsea



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 3:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have sucked a lot of water out of a board with a shop vac when the valve was forgotten. I put silicone rubber on mine to seal it up. If I need to open it the silicone will come out.
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