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XJ650 Intake Manifold / Boot Fix Repair, Heat Shrink. Does it work?

Discussion in 'XJ DIY How-To Videos' started by taptapindustries, Jun 19, 2017.

  1. taptapindustries

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    had a go at repairing old cracked intake boots with heat shrink. isnt really ideal but thought it was worth a try.
     
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    I don't think that would work very well. Lots of places for air to leak into the open areas under the wrap.
     
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    k-moe Pie, Bacon, Burbon. Moderator Premium Member

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    That is why I continue to advocate for the tried-and-true RTV repair. The Heatshrink is a fine way to clean up the appearance without being as messy as using sleeves cut from innertubes, but it does not guarentee a lack of leaks.
     
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    CanuckXJ New Member

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    I didn't watch the video and didn't notice it being mentioned, but the ONLY way I would use heatshrink is if it was labelled "dual wall". The adhesive should keep it air tight.

    My boots just needed planing (sanded flat) and I handcut new gaskets. Everything is peachy now.
     
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    heatshrink works very well , I've done 2 sets now with great results. the trick is to smear the boots with black rtv before shrinking the tubing on . it also stiffens up the boots
    keeping them more rigid, a heat gun or hairdryer helps soften them up when installing carbs.
    I noticed on my bike the boots "pulsing" when running, certainly don't see any of that now.
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