Transmission Access Panel Seal

All things body, interior, paint, windows, tops... you know.
Post Reply
oilcan
United States of America
Posts: 57
Joined: Thu Jul 09, 2015 2:26 pm
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina

Transmission Access Panel Seal

Post by oilcan » Mon Aug 10, 2015 2:23 pm

Wondering if anyone has fab'd a seal for the transmission access panel (part 7111610902/55) or the cover floor filler hole (part 7111610542/94)?

SAV is sold out of the seal for the transmission panel and the seal for the cover floor filler hole seems to be not available. Any material recommendations? I assume some sort of foam or rubber... looks basic but figured i'd ask...


appreciate it!
Attachments
IMG_2082.JPG
Seal on the bottom of the filler hole cover plate
IMG_2082.JPG (664.46 KiB) Viewed 1971 times
IMG_2081.JPG
IMG_2081.JPG (532.14 KiB) Viewed 1971 times

User avatar
rmel
United States of America
Posts: 904
Joined: Sun Sep 25, 2011 12:19 pm
Location: Woodside, CA
Contact:

Re: Transmission Access Panel Seal

Post by rmel » Mon Aug 10, 2015 2:38 pm

Piece of Neoprene, Orchard Supply or your favorite hardware store.
Or apply a sparing amount of RTP, just a bit more difficult to remove later.

User avatar
Jimm391730
United States of America
Posts: 1456
Joined: Wed Apr 14, 2004 10:58 pm
Location: Idyllwild, CA

Re: Transmission Access Panel Seal

Post by Jimm391730 » Mon Aug 10, 2015 4:09 pm

If you try RTV, try this method: Put a layer of wax paper down over opening. Put a bead of RTV around the cover. Place the cover (with RTV) over the opening, and install screws; just leave the screws about 1 turn loose (do not squeeze the RTV out completely). Let the RTV cure for a few days. Remove the cover, peel off the wax paper, and you have a formed RTV gasket that will only take a turn of the screws to seal tightly.
Jim M.
712W and 710M

User avatar
CentAr712
United States of America
Posts: 269
Joined: Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:33 am
Location: Little Rock, Arkansas
Contact:

Re: Transmission Access Panel Seal

Post by CentAr712 » Mon Aug 10, 2015 9:12 pm

Maybe cork rubber gasket material from any auto parts store. It's pretty much what I always use for stuff like that.
Chris.
https://www.supanik.com/pinz
'76 712M Rapier Cargo (Swiss), For Sale
'83 MB W460 280GE G-Wagen, For Sale

User avatar
krick3tt
Posts: 2450
Joined: Thu Mar 16, 2006 6:48 pm
Location: Denver, CO USA

Re: Transmission Access Panel Seal

Post by krick3tt » Mon Aug 10, 2015 11:16 pm

I use old inner tubes for a lot of things. Something like this is perfect for that application. Really doesn't have to seal all that much.
Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the government take care of him:
better take a closer look at the American Indian.---Henry Ford

User avatar
GenevaPinz
Switzerland
Posts: 516
Joined: Fri Feb 22, 2008 12:00 pm
Location: near Geneva, Switzerland
Contact:

Re: Transmission Access Panel Seal

Post by GenevaPinz » Tue Aug 11, 2015 2:31 am

I loaded some wet (more like drenched) floating cushions in the back of the Pinz the other day, and 5 minutes later someone tells me: "Something is dripping under your Pinz!". I made sure to check and it was water. Mine don't seal that much at all... Could be a good idea for a fix to add something that just begins to seal...
Last edited by GenevaPinz on Mon Aug 17, 2015 11:29 am, edited 1 time in total.
Jan

'72 Pinzgauer 710M

oilcan
United States of America
Posts: 57
Joined: Thu Jul 09, 2015 2:26 pm
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina

Re: Transmission Access Panel Seal

Post by oilcan » Tue Aug 11, 2015 5:46 am

Now that I think about it, after seeing videos of folks playing "submarine captain" in the pinz, these seals are more about keeping water from coming up from below than coming in from the bottom. That and preventing liquid from pooling on top of the differentials / transmission.

Thanks for the ideas.

I'll fix it anyway because I can't keep from tinkering on the thing.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

User avatar
Dr-Nuts
Posts: 47
Joined: Thu Sep 01, 2011 7:57 am
Location: Wakefield MA.

Re: Transmission Access Panel Seal

Post by Dr-Nuts » Wed Aug 12, 2015 7:35 pm

I personally would make up a gasket using a scrap piece of leather then soak in some oil and install it. A shoe repair shop (Cobbler) always have scrap leather kicking around.

Mark
A delusional mind is what you make of it...

User avatar
Andre
United States of America
Posts: 896
Joined: Fri May 12, 2006 10:41 pm
Location: Winnsboro Tx
Contact:

Re: Transmission Access Panel Seal

Post by Andre » Fri Aug 14, 2015 11:23 am

I use both foam camper tape(adhesive backed) for the transmission cover and foam tool box drawer liner for making gaskets for the smaller cover plates.
Fat Fabrications
2993 FM 1647
Winnsboro, TX. 75494
fatfabrications@yahoo.com
(903) 717-4018 shop
(951) 765-7224 cell

74 710m and (1) pinz trailer

Post Reply