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#1 Paul Bruening

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 07:49 PM

Anyone here cracked open a 100 before? Mine's leaking around the o-ring. Could I just match a lower cost ring off the internet and juice it back up? Everything else seems to be okay on it.
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#2 Tom Jensen

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 08:47 PM

Anyone here cracked open a 100 before? Mine's leaking around the o-ring. Could I just match a lower cost ring off the internet and juice it back up? Everything else seems to be okay on it.


Yes, you can try it. An o-ring is an o-ring and if it stops the leaking. It's just filled with silicone. The main thing to watch for is the bearing that is pressed in. It is easily bent since it is so big and thin. It can get out of round. Clean it with solvent to make sure it is smooth. It's been 25 years since I rebuilt one but they are pretty simple. Just remove the Allen head screws and it comes apart. That's the pan, the tilt is all spring.

Edited by Tom Jensen, 12 October 2009 - 08:48 PM.

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#3 Bruce Taylor

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Posted 13 October 2009 - 06:34 PM

It's just filled with silicone.


Hey Tom and Paul,

I need to get into an O'Connor 100 of mine, too. What sort of silicone fluid is in the thing? and where would I get it?

Bruce Taylor
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#4 Tom Jensen

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Posted 13 October 2009 - 06:58 PM

Hey Tom and Paul,

I need to get into an O'Connor 100 of mine, too. What sort of silicone fluid is in the thing? and where would I get it?

Bruce Taylor
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I forget, it's been so long. I'd call someone like Mario at Otto Nemenz. He's rebuilt hundreds if not thousands of them.
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#5 Hal Smith

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Posted 13 October 2009 - 09:26 PM

Be sure to buy an O-ring rated for silicone.

http://www.mcmaster....terials/=41sfks

The rating you want is for "synthetic lubricants"
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#6 Paul Bruening

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Posted 13 October 2009 - 10:13 PM

Thanks for the tips, fellas.

I never would have caught that, Hal.
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