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wich type of silicone to seal the stator wire ?

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Old 05-15-2018, 09:36 PM
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I had to remove the stator cover on my KLX 2013. My welder fixed it after i craked it in a crash!!!! . So now, i see in the service manual, that they are mentioning to put silicone around the stator wire that goes ttrough the stator cover. Wich type of silicone should i put? Construction silicone? gasket silicone? Thanks
 
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Rtv type works fine. Available at any auto zone or kragen auto parts
 
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Old 05-16-2018, 02:27 AM
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If you have access to Permatex gasket products, I'd suggest either UltraBlack or UltraGrey. Clean the grommet/wires with some spray brake cleaner and then apply a dab on the harness and install. Let the RTV dry/cure overnight and no leaks.
 
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I have access to ultragrey or ultrablack. Wich one is the best for this application? Ultrablack seem for high temp. Is the alternator cover considered high temp?
 
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Doesn't matter-either will work perfectly. At this point, it's just window dressing as far as color.
 
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Cool!! Thanks :-)
 
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Old 05-18-2018, 11:52 PM
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Nice, I'm glad you got it fixed. I'm Curious and would like to know what kind of weld (Tig, Mig) was used and the rod/wire that worked. This is good info!
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Special mig silicone to keep the splatter down. The tig silicone just flows... wait a minute thereís no welding going on in this thread! Wtf!
 
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Old 05-21-2018, 06:11 PM
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His aluminum stator cover cracked and he had it welded smart *** Race Gass. Cast aluminum, very tricky.
 
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Iíve cracked magneto covers before. Thereís a two part product for aluminum that even sets/hardens when oil is present. I think itís called aluminaseal. Iíve never tried to weld cast aluminum, I know itís tricky requiring a lot of preheating. Sorry for the smart *** comment since the op asked about silicone sealer. A local fabricator by the name of Rob North (google his name heís a English road racer that can fabricate some very cool stuff) who warned me welding a cast aluminum cyl head coolant spigot in place, the cast aluminum can seem to evaporate if your not careful.
 

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