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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:09 pm    Post subject: Fun noodle/ engine seal quick fix Reply with quote

Road trip quick fix:
$2 worth of fun noodles at wal-mart will get you all sealed up!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Fun noodle/ engine seal quick fix Reply with quote

That's using your Noodle.
How is it holding up to the heat?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Fun noodle/ engine seal quick fix Reply with quote

Ah... that's what those are for. I thought they were cut-to-length sex toys. Thanks for clearing this up!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:40 pm    Post subject: Re: Fun noodle/ engine seal quick fix Reply with quote

Wasted youth wrote:
I thought they were cut-to-length sex toys. Thanks for clearing this up!

Hmmmmm, a little short for my needs but I may give it a try, sorry, no pics though Wink

Nice work Carp, excellent solution for a roadside issue.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Fun noodle/ engine seal quick fix Reply with quote

Good thinking!
Let's see how long you rock that "fix"! Laughing
BD, things must get awful lonely up there..
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Fun noodle/ engine seal quick fix Reply with quote

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...BD, things must get awful lonely up there..


Giant Meese... Noodles... VW bus...

Got the visual?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Fun noodle/ engine seal quick fix Reply with quote

Wasted youth wrote:
SamboSamba22 wrote:
...BD, things must get awful lonely up there..


Giant Meese... Noodles... VW bus...

Got the visual?

I've always been curious what type of folks hung out with Jay and Silent Bob, now I know.

Meese haha wtf
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:28 am    Post subject: Re: Fun noodle/ engine seal quick fix Reply with quote

Interesting quick fix!

Keep an eye on it and report the lifespqn.

Those pool noodles are actually the same material and production method as polyethylene foam pipe insulation.
The temp range should be in the 180-200 F so its worth watching the section close to the exhaust.

The factory seal....from what I can tell....is made from a polyurethane foam. Those typically are good to about 250-ish....and with the cast on smooth outer coating should be good to about 300F max......which is why they eventually get baked near the exhaust.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Fun noodle/ engine seal quick fix Reply with quote

busdaddy wrote:
Wasted youth wrote:
I thought they were cut-to-length sex toys. Thanks for clearing this up!

Hmmmmm, a little short for my needs but I may give it a try, sorry, no pics though Wink


You'll also have to ask the folks in the first three rows to move back! You know. Safety first!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Fun noodle/ engine seal quick fix Reply with quote

I've used them to seal besides a WBX radiator (blasphemy I know) and they do shrink and deform with heat in that range. 190-240f


but for a emergency on the road fix it's great.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Fun noodle/ engine seal quick fix Reply with quote

Be extra meticulous with the installation. I had the foam pipe insulation come loose and get sucked into the fan.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Fun noodle/ engine seal quick fix Reply with quote

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I've used them to seal besides a WBX radiator (blasphemy I know) and they do shrink and deform with heat in that range. 190-240f


but for a emergency on the road fix it's great.


Same. The part of the noodle that was directly touching the radiator melted a bit but it did still seal.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Fun noodle/ engine seal quick fix Reply with quote

Any big city should have a shop that specializes in foam products. I would think that silicone would do the trick and last for a very long time.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:00 pm    Post subject: Re: Fun noodle/ engine seal quick fix Reply with quote

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Any big city should have a shop that specializes in foam products. I would think that silicone would do the trick and last for a very long time.



Yes.....foamed silicone....in the same shape as the noodles and pipe insulation is the perfect material....in a thick wall split or non split tube. It just a little hard to find in diameters over about 1.25". Its pricey....but probably worth it.

The last 1" OD X 1/2" ID foamed silicone tube I bought was about $8 a foot. Ray
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Fun noodle/ engine seal quick fix Reply with quote

busdaddy wrote:
Wasted youth wrote:
I thought they were cut-to-length sex toys. Thanks for clearing this up!

Hmmmmm, a little short for my needs but I may give it a try, sorry, no pics though Wink

Nice work Carp, excellent solution for a roadside issue.


I was going to say something about mrs busdaddy and and then I thought better of it.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:50 am    Post subject: Re: Fun noodle/ engine seal quick fix Reply with quote

Tcash wrote:
That's using your Noodle.
How is it holding up to the heat?
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I only recently got a "real" engine seal. I had a pool noodle for 5 years. The same pool noodle. It never melted or needed replaced that entire time...
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:22 am    Post subject: Re: Fun noodle/ engine seal quick fix Reply with quote

what a great road side fix!!!
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