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Old 15 June 2021, 06:26   #1
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Water tube seal

Hi all i have a 2002 Mercury 60 efi bigfoot and have just replaced the upper water tube seal,but i have noticed that the seal protrudes about 2mm above the surface of the midsection flat.
When i fit the adapter plate and gasket it does not lay flat because of this protrusion and therefore i cannot see how it will make a water tight seal.
I have checked the serial number of the seal and it is correct,would be grateful for any advice on this,thanks.
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Old 15 June 2021, 19:30   #2
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How does the new seal compare to the old one?
Exactly the same or are there differences?
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Old 16 June 2021, 06:13   #3
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How does the new seal compare to the old one?
Exactly the same or are there differences?
Hi it's exactly the same,from looking at a couple of you tube videos it seems that they all stand proud.I suspect that when the bolts are torqued up it will compress the seal flat,the M 6 x 55 allen bolt is torqued to 155 pounds which is quite a lot of pressure.Thanks for your reply.
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