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Old 05-23-20, 08:25 PM
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All a contact O ring will do WRT intrusion is to reduce the size of the grit getting in. and reduce the water getting out. Water reduces mountains and cuts through rock so a seal is little long term protection, hence my periodic maintenance commit. If the o ring is in contact/compression it will add steering friction but this too will reduce over time. Andy
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