Petrol sender unit

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Bill4342
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Petrol sender unit

Postby Bill4342 » Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:33 pm

Hi, What is the best material for petrol tank sender unit. I have to replace the cork type on a regular basis. Saw a rubber one advertised as petrol proof but it failed completely within a few months. Screws are still tight when i come to replace gasket.
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Re: Petrol sender unit

Postby myoldjalopy » Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:45 pm

Hello Bill,
I can only give you my experience. When I replaced my cork gasket, it started to leak when I went to fill up with fuel, so I tightened up the screws a bit and it stopped. But a few weeks later the same thing happened, so I tightened it up again and that cured it for good. It might help to lightly grease the gasket top and bottom, but I never did that myself - probably would have if it had started to leak a third time!

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Re: Petrol sender unit

Postby Sleeper » Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:54 pm

Bill
I use a neoprene and cork mix sheet...available from Fleabay

John ;-)

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Re: Petrol sender unit

Postby jagnut66 » Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:09 pm

I use a neoprene and cork mix sheet...available from Fleabay
Hi John,
Is the link below the stuff you mean?
Best wishes,
Mike.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Neoprene-Cor ... SwnklazbTd
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Re: Petrol sender unit

Postby Sleeper » Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:13 pm

Yes, that's the stuff , comes in different thicknesses , but 1.5mm should do fine , the only other thing you need is a craft knife/scalpel.

John ;-)


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