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    I'm supposed to be in the garage trying to remove the old gasket from the alternator cover , but it's mind numbingly soul destroying . Tips and tricks for softening and removing baked and brittle gasket , any offers ?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daddy Cool View Post
    I'm supposed to be in the garage trying to remove the old gasket from the alternator cover , but it's mind numbingly soul destroying . Tips and tricks for softening and removing baked and brittle gasket , any offers ?
    Iv had some success using a nylon drill attachment before, I once used a chemical (can't remember the name) which worked but it marked the engine horribly where it run down. Scotchbrite pads work pretty well.
     
     

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    Cheers Roy , I've got scotchbrite pads etc , I was hoping it would just miraculously lift off I'm putting it off cos it'c a tad chilly in there and not really the place to be crawling around on my hands and knees . I think sitting here in the warm in front of the laptop doing bugger all is a much better use of my time .
     
     

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    Wood chisel and hammer works.
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    Its a bit of a nightmare to get off, I think I used a flat bladed craft knife to get as much as I could removed
     
     

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    One of life’s great ‘pig of a job’ that.
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    Cheers chaps , yep , absolute pig of a job , about as satisfying as removing wallpaper with a toothbrush ! Job Done , Stanley blade and scotchbrite pad . I don't know why they don't use rubber gaskets . It's used on the cam cover , a smear of oil on each side and on removal it just peels away .
     
     

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    I have an old metal ruler for such tasks.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitch9128 View Post
    I have an old metal ruler for such tasks.
     
     

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    been in France for a few days.
    couple of things I use are a long flat blade so as to keep the possibility of hollowing an area of the face.
    sometimes meths works otherwise Loctite do a product called 'gasket remover' aerosol cans but expensive.
     
     

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