Component: Manifold / Valve Plate
Case Number: 1056
The assembly component was experiencing failures due to the sealant flaking loose when the plug is removed. The flakes would travel through the pneumatic system causing it to fail.
Screws with sealant were being used to hold manifold plates together. When too much torque was used the valve plates were distorted. They loosened up when too little was used.
A shorter version of the -02 aluminum Zero-Leak Gold Plug was installed without any sealant.
It is now possible to repeatedly remove and reinstall plugs without system failures. Warranty expense has been reduced, and customer satisfaction has been enhanced.