gasket material for muffler

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Old 01-10-16, 02:38 PM
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gasket material for muffler

I have a small gas-powered chainsaw of which for some reason the two bolts that affix it the muffler to the engine came loose and vibrated out and got lost. I have replacement bolts but also the gasket got lost too and I need to replace it. Where I live there are no replacement parts for this chainsaw available and if I want a new gasket I need to order out and wait for it probably quite a while (and I don't wanna wait). Meanwhile I want to use the chainsaw and I have a roll of that grey colored gasket material you can get at the hardware store which is kind of like a stiff thick paper material. It would be easy for me to make a quick gasket for the muffler using that stuff and I would think that probably the proper gasket would be made out of asbestos or metal or some kind of heat resistant material. But couldn't I probably get away with using the paper gasket okay for a while at least, on a temporary basis? Or will it just burn up right away and be useless.
 
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Old 01-10-16, 03:39 PM
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It would burn up and be useless. If you had some JB Weld and a pop can you might get by with that until you could get a regular gasket. If you wanted to try the jury rigging cut two patterns from the pop can sides then put a spread of JB Weld between them. Put the assembly in place and let it set up to about 75 % of fully cured = stiff but not rigid. Then torque the bolts down.
 
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Old 01-10-16, 05:08 PM
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ok thanks marbobj. might try that then instead.
 
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