Fuel Tank Inspection Cover Gasket

mica

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Does anyone know what is used for the gasket on a diesel fuel tank inspection cover? Have tried neoprene, but it swells up like blancmange when you get diesel on it.

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MICA
 

davel

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Try cork.
Alternatively car accessory shops (the specialist ones , not Halfords) should be able to sell you a sheet of gasket material.

Dave L.
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Freebee

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cork can break up and enter the fuel system.
If you go to a rubber suplier you can obtain a sheet of high nitrile grade rubber or more expensivly Viton.
 

gunnarsilins

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Cork was used...

...in my yacht since -77 and stood the test of time, still flexible and strong after 24 years in diesel!
Last year I cleaned the tanks and of course went for cork again.
I can hardly beleive it will break up.
Cork has been used since ancient times as gasket material in engines and tanks.
 

vyv_cox

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Re: Cork was used...

Cork sold for gaskets is composed of cork granules in an elastomeric matrix, either natural rubber, nitrile or neoprene. The nitrile-based version will last almost indefinitely in diesel.
 
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