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Old 06-26-2005, 07:33:14 PM
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Just bought a new gas tank from one of the sponsors and was wondering what to use. It's for a Stover KE what would be the best to use between the mixer and the tank Thanks Steve
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I have had good luck with cork material .

Cork is a remarkable material. It is the bark of a cork oak. I have broken off a piece of bark from a cork oak tree in a park in Hemit California and put it in a fountain and it still had about the same buoyancy after a year in the water.

The cork gasket material is made from ground up cork and a neoprene like material. It is fuel proof and soft enough to take up any imperfections in the mating surfaces.

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Cork is the best for making out side the carb gasket's i found it doesnt work best as the gasket for the carb (big time leaker) using cork material. The fiber material works best for carb gaskets not as soft as cork and it is fairly gas proof.
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Cork is the best for making out side the carb gasket's i found it doesnt work best as the gasket for the carb (big time leaker) using cork material. The fiber material works best for carb gaskets not as soft as cork and it is fairly gas proof.
In the past, I've used milk (orange juice) carton paper for gaskets. Worked for me! Cheap. Colorful, too!

Take care - Elden
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When I was a Kid I used old telephone book covers with plenty of grease on both sides and they worked fine also for most gaskets but the gas would eventually eat away the grease if used on a gas tank. Eldens Milk carton gaskets have wax or plastic coating that is probably gas resistant.

I sometimes use what is handy untill I can get the right thing to replace it.

But then sometimes that dosn't happen either as I think "If It Aint Broke Why Fix It".
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