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Old 05-31-2017, 01:52 PM   #1
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Low compression with Atkins solid corner Seals ???


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Sounds about right. OEM only, always.
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Can you use more than 3 words to explain your question?
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ok so getting back on track, I've been looking alot into atkins corner seals. I just built my renesis and after it struggling to start I decided to check the compression. I'm getting like 50 psi to each face. From all that I've looked Inot, I found that the solid corner seals are almost designed as a universal 13b seal. Not a renesis specific. I've found multiple people I think the same problem. It seams the apex dosent sit in the corner seals the same as the OEM seals. I've contacted atkins and they said
"as far as we know, there are no problems with our solid corner seals."
I plan to tear my engine back down and replace the corner seals with OEM and follow up on this post. Hopefully we can clear up some of the questions with this topic. Let me know if you have had a similar experience or know what I may be doing wrong or right.
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That sounds about what I would expect to hear from Atkins. Lot's of variables here, but solid corner seals are absolutely pointless.

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One way to look at this; what is wrong with the Renesis corner seal in the first place that it needs to be replaced with a solid unit? Of all the seals used in the engine, the corner seals are probably the last seal we need to worry about with the Renesis.

Rule #1; whenever one changes from an OEM part to an aftermarket part, one must understand the alleged fault in the OEM part and the alleged benefit of the aftermarket part.
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Makes sense. The only time I've seen the OEM seals fail was a set that cracked in half but that was because Someone assembly the engine with a way too tight clearance and then turbo it. But I agree, there really isn't a reason to change from OEM in most cases. I still have yet to tear it down and swap them out. Then I'll be back to show the results so hopefully more don't run into the same problem as I did.
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Tell us more about your rebuild. Corner seals would not be the first thing that comes to mind with low compression.... Did you reuse, replace, or buy new rotor housings? what about the plates and every other seal that you replaced in that motor?
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Tell us more about your rebuild. Corner seals would not be the first thing that comes to mind with low compression.... Did you reuse, replace, or buy new rotor housings? what about the plates and every other seal that you replaced in that motor?
^ This. Inquiring minds would like to know.
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Rotors apex seals grove might be off spec
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