Hi all, does anyone know what size these oil seals are without going through Ducati? Just wondering if there is an alternative?
I really doubt that Duc is going to be of much help. Just a good guess.Must admit not seen any seals that thin!
I guess a call to Ducati it is then
The size is given in the linked post (Parker Spec 5-204 or 2-30015801 in Viton). I couldn't find the Viton type for less than astronomical prices.They need to be made of Viton John.
There's plenty of O ring suppliers around, if you can find the right size.
So am I. They've probably blown up like balloons.these are not Viton o-rings as far as I know and I'm on my first oil change with them. I'm curious to see how they hold up if I unplug the lines.
That is wrong in so many ways.I know Mark!! Get out of my head lol. I did contact a Ducati dealer this morning and asked them, they said if I posted them one they would try and match it up as this is what the Ducati techs do!!!
The price on the hoses with the seals on was £100 each!!
There was a material code, but no brand name associated with them. I will search on the code later.They don't have to be made from Viton I guess. Even if they swell up when coming into contact with oil they should still do the job ok between oil changes.
The advantage of Viton (or similar) is that they wouldn't have to keep being changed every time the hoses get taken off.
Viton is actually a registered brand name of DuPont Performance Elastomers, and not a material type, and is a fluoropolymer elastomer.
Competing materials are...
Dyneon by 3M, USA.
Dai-El by Daikin, Japan.
Tecnoflon by Solvay Solexis, Italy.
Nitrile rubber, (also known as Buna-N, Perbunan, or NBR) should also do the trick, and last through the hose removal and replacement process.
It is considerably cheaper than Viton, and can also be obtained in a nice handy boxed set such as this - Imperial O Ring Seal Kit 382 Piece Simply Bearings Ltd