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Old 06-14-2011, 08:31 AM
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Originally Posted by doru View Post
Me thinks this is the key to success.
Usually, when you cut metal sheet (the gasket is a thin strip of metal sheet), it will slightly bend along the cuts. The OP made sure the mating surfaces are flush, with no bends or nicks.
Actually if you look closely at the gasket, the gasket is a mix of rubber and metal. The metal is there to prevent over-torquing the rubber. So the metal itself does very little to prevent leak.

The sealing function is from the rubber.

But as you said, good idea to deburr the metal anyway.
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