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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-07-2013, 08:08 AM Thread Starter
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Good advice to remove the cover and take a peek. Probably needs a good cleaning and might as well change the belt. Sometimes age will damage the belts effectiveness so it's wise to replace it while your in there.
I use some die-electric grease all round my clutch cover and it seems to keep the water out just fine. I've been up to my seat in water and the belt never slipped. I don't go into water that deep if I can help it. Take a look at your crank seals inside the cover, I guess it's a good idea to silicone them in place to prevent water from coming in. Also your air breather snorkel connection should be greased and tightened(where it goes into clutch cover).....Good luck.

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If you have a leak in the belt box, water will get in there, cause the belt to slip while in the water. Then when you get out of the water, the water will drain back out from wherever it is getting in, and your belt will start to grip again. Most likely you need to take the clutch apart, and seal behind the rear cover where it meets up with the engine/transmission. Do not use dielectric grease like the previous poster stated. I'm sure it was a typo, but dielectric grease is for your electrical connections. Silicon is used for sealing up the cover and snorkel connections. You are also going to need a new belt. OEM is highly recommended.

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If you have a leak in the belt box, water will get in there, cause the belt to slip while in the water. Then when you get out of the water, the water will drain back out from wherever it is getting in, and your belt will start to grip again. Most likely you need to take the clutch apart, and seal behind the rear cover where it meets up with the engine/transmission. Do not use dielectric grease like the previous poster stated. I'm sure it was a typo, but dielectric grease is for your electrical connections. Silicon is used for sealing up the cover and snorkel connections. You are also going to need a new belt. OEM is highly recommended.
lol......give me a little credit. I know what die-electric grease is for......I just used it around my clutch cover to keep water out and it's worked so far. The cover goes on easy and comes off easy. Silicone would be best but I don't want the mess when I remove the cover.

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