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Has anyone ever used powdered graphite and motor oil mix for an exhaust sealant?
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I’ve never heard of that mixture before, though that doesn’t mean much. Many of us here use permatex ultra copper for the exhaust pipe/head junction.
https://www.permatex.com/products/ga...-gasket-maker/
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It’s what the factory said to use on the intake pocket of a JD. I tried the hi temp silicone but it didn’t work.
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How many slots are at the exhaust pipe where it attaches to the head? You could make an extra slot or two to help it clamp down, just don’t make them too long. I did this to mine and also used the “aircraft style” clamps to become leak free.
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Graphite and oil/grease is usually used as a stove polish or anti-seize formula. Like the guys say; Modern high-temp sealers w/ copper are a consideration.
Refractory/Firebox cements would certainly work but they set up like mortar, making disassembly a real pain.
But if you're working on a JD with it's screw-in spigots and plumber's nut and copper ring type 'clamps', I'd tend to stick with the factory recommendation and let fresh copper seals do the sealing. Copper can be annealed and reused if the originals aren't torn or broken.
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When I worked in the shop, the old timers there always had a small tub of what they affectionately referred to as “Mad Mix”. If I recall it was ant-seize with a bit of Kendall thrown in. An acid brush was stuck in the cut out lid to use liberally in any sort of scenario. I could definitely see them use it on the JD as I know I saw them use it on the side valve “plumbers” nuts.
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I think I need to explain this better, what I'm workin on is the intake pocket of a JD. I axd about exhaust sealant because I thought more people would be familiar with that than a JD. The 1918 service book sez to use a mix of powdered graphite and oil on the shoulder of the intake pocket. I was just wondering if anyone had any experience with this mix. I have tried a hi temp silicone on the intake pocket but it didn't hold up at all.
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Some interesting info here
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Can’t help much more on the graphite, but was at the Milw factory museum last Tuesday and took this pic. Quite a display of real iron. Didn’t take many pics of the knucks or pans as they are plentiful, however I did get lots of shots of the real cool old stuff such as your project.
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