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Catch can for Allsports - February 22, 2014, 10:21 AM

So, I should have checked this out earlier but... My borrowed bike is leaking immediately after being laid on its side. It has a catch setup looks like this:


It's leaking where the vent tubes go into the pvc cap. What can I use to seal this thing up? I need to have it sealed up in time for tech check tomorrow morning at Allsports...
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February 22, 2014, 10:47 AM

It's probably caused by the can itself being full of gas. Drain the can and retest.


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February 22, 2014, 10:57 AM

Nope, the "can", which is actually a long piece of hose running to the swingarm all the way back to the axle, isn't full. The cap in the pic is, however, the lowest point when the bike is laying on its left side so gas will be pooled at the cap.
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February 22, 2014, 11:13 AM

I'd smear silicone around the lines. If they aren't sealed but just drilled out that could be your leak


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February 22, 2014, 11:43 AM

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I'd smear silicone around the lines. If they aren't sealed but just drilled out that could be your leak
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But I'd go with red gastket goo. Something that hopefully won't degrade in the presence of gas/oil.

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February 22, 2014, 11:51 AM

Gasket goo? Will have to hit the store for that. Was the potential for the silicone to degrade that had me asking this question.

Maybe A next time. I did C once last year so B seems like a better idea for me. I like progression...
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Gasket goo? Will have to hit the store for that. Was the potential for the silicone to degrade that had me asking this question.

Maybe A next time. I did C once last year so B seems like a better idea for me. I like progression...
yeah. Silicone isn't a long term fix. Never heard of gasket goo...


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yeah. Silicone isn't a long term fix. Never heard of gasket goo...

Red hi temp gasket silicone is the name for it I believe.

Repeat after me. Red. Hi Temp. Gasket. Stuff. Counter guy will find it for you.



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February 22, 2014, 12:09 PM

Is the hose vented or plugged at the end? If it's plugged it's probably keeping fluid from coming in due to pressure, forcing it out the PCV.


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Re: Catch can for Allsports - February 22, 2014, 12:25 PM

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Red hi temp gasket silicone is the name for it I believe.

Repeat after me. Red. Hi Temp. Gasket. Stuff. Counter guy will find it for you.

Oh, I've got that...
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Re: Catch can for Allsports - February 22, 2014, 12:26 PM

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Is the hose vented or plugged at the end? If it's plugged it's probably keeping fluid from coming in due to pressure, forcing it out the PCV.
Yep, it is vented.
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February 22, 2014, 12:36 PM

Vent up high, or put a clip on the vent.


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February 22, 2014, 01:17 PM

The vent is up high when the bike is standing but is probably low when it's laying on its left side. I'll move it towards the center. Can't find my red silicone. I must have used it up...
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February 22, 2014, 06:34 PM

So, I sealed the thing up with the red silicone a few hours ago but can't really check it until morning. Here's hoping... I suppose if it leaks it's just as well as my wife's car, which I drove out to get the silicone, was feeling funny. After jacking it up I couldn't spin the right front wheel, brake practically locked up. The piston seal is all cracked. I picked up another caliper (actually got both fronts and, yeah, I prefer to just replace the caliper instead of using a rebuild kit) and will replace tomorrow after Allsports (or maybe during if the dumb bike leaks when I check it in the morning).
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