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Guner Edip Riza
03-07-2014, 11:03 AM
Due to a leak on the discharge side of a Bitzer 4HP semi hermetic reciprocating compressor I am planning to disassemble and replace the damaged parts.

The only query comes to my mind during this process is " to oil the gaskets or not to oil the gaskets " during the rebuild.

Suggestion will be appreciated.

Guner

Rob White
03-07-2014, 11:58 AM
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Oiling them will not hurt them in anyway.
I always use a small amount of oil on both sides
of the gasket.

Rob

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FreezerGeezer
03-07-2014, 12:00 PM
Always oil gaskets myself.

PaulZ
04-07-2014, 05:07 AM
Hi Guner
I have always used a graphite based grease, it stops the gasket from sticking so the next time you don't have to scrape it off they pretty much fall off. You only need a light smear on each side.
Paul