Originally posted by Palmaris Europe
Yep. Brilliant idea. Thats all we ever used when racing 1:8th. Definately keep the seal better and rarely wear out or break.
With the .12's I have been replacing the rubber gaskets maybe twice each meeting from the splitting etc... I recently switched to the Team Titan gaskets and havent had to change one in 2 full days of racing.
Good on ya' - I figured someone else must have thought of it before me.
Your right about the normal gaskets splitting.
It seems to me that the coloured or translucent ones are all pretty weak. The best we found were the black Serpent ones. They have sort of a matt finish and are a bit tougher than all the coloured ones - still nowhere near as tough as the "O" rings, though.
I find if the header isn't aligned exactly right, the gasket will be split in no time - puts too much pressure in one spot. A "springy" mounting wire makes matters worse.
Haven't tried the Team Titan or GQ ones.
BTW, many thanks to rjl and Microsoft.