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Old 27 July 2014, 13:20   #1
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Best liquid gasket for petrol tank sender

Topped off the internal petrol tank in the Vipermax this afternoon and noticed fuel coming up the sender bolts. Surprisingly fast leak - emptied the filler tube in a few minutes. Always had a wiff of petrol in the console but never seen any liquid before. Removed sender and the gasket looks in reasonable shape but perhaps a little loose / perished around the bolt holes. Heading to Loch Ness in a few days so don't have enough time to source new gasket so was thinking of using a liquid gasket compound. Any advice on which one? One of the Loctite products perhaps (supplier near my work)?


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Old 27 July 2014, 14:06   #2
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We've all been there.

I cut a gasket from 3mm insertion rubber and sealed it with blue Hylomar. We then repeated the process with Bedajim's 7m. Both are working well.
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I cleaned the seating surface on mine which was a bit uneven and used a piece of the cork/rubber gasket intended for diesel tanks. Fine to date.
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I've used blue hylomar on cars before. Is petrol resistant. Isn't easy to remove once on...

Available from car parts places. They may also do a gasket that you can cut to shape..
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Is that not a Scandi tranny?
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Is that not a Scandi tranny?
only at the weekend
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They make specific liquid gasket for fuel tanks. I think it was listed as an aircraft product. Was recommended and sold to me by my AL tank manufacturer here in the States.
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