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Omega Help Area => Maintenance Guides => Topic started by: VXL V6 on 12 February 2015, 17:45:39

Title: Scuttle Sealing - Photo
Post by: VXL V6 on 12 February 2015, 17:45:39
Here's where you seal the scuttle (scuttle removed) to stop it dripping water onto the N/S of the engine / dispack etc. I've just used some Loctite grey sealant as it was handy. You'll need to scrape the remains of the foam off this area and the corresponding part of the scuttle.

(http://images.omegaowners.com/images/guides/scuttle_seal/WP_20150212_005_zps96nzwtp0.jpg)
Title: Re: Scuttle Sealing - Photo
Post by: Steve B on 12 February 2015, 18:10:26
Thought it was just around the wiper holes we needed to do  :-\ :-\
Title: Re: Scuttle Sealing - Photo
Post by: Doctor Gollum on 27 February 2015, 10:19:52
Thought it was just around the wiper holes we needed to do  :-\ :-\

Nope. Vast majority of the water comes in over that metal edge of the top of the scuttle drain. As the pic and the sealant shown. Right above pot 6. Also make sure the wind screen to scuttle seal is firmly attached to the bottom edge of the screen top left of pic. :)

Obvious sign of ingress is sodden foam on the under side of the scuttle.
Title: Re: Scuttle Sealing - Photo
Post by: chrisgixer on 07 March 2015, 19:53:43
Although do the wiper holes as well. I used old cam cover goo. (Black see :) )
Title: Re: Scuttle Sealing - Photo
Post by: Nick W on 08 March 2015, 14:30:40
I found that removing all of the foam eliminated all the signs of the scuttle leaking, and so haven't bothered with sealant. The wet foam just seems to act as a reservoir for all sorts of erratic drips
Title: Re: Scuttle Sealing - Photo
Post by: chrisgixer on 01 April 2015, 23:00:26
I found that removing all of the foam eliminated all the signs of the scuttle leaking, and so haven't bothered with sealant. The wet foam just seems to act as a reservoir for all sorts of erratic drips
If the foam is dry, it's not leaking. If it's wet..... It is obviously. :)
Title: Re: Scuttle Sealing - Photo
Post by: joff on 09 May 2015, 13:38:56
Although do the wiper holes as well. I used old cam cover goo. (Black see :) )

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Title: Re: Scuttle Sealing - Photo
Post by: GastronomicKleptomaniac on 09 May 2015, 14:01:55
I used gutter sealant, about 5 in Wilkinsons...