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ursus 08-26-2019 02:56 PM

Gas Gauge Gasket

There was a lot of discussion here a while back regarding the use of cork versus neoprene when installing the gas gauge. Many reported leaks developing with the neoprene gasket perhaps due to the crap gas we now have. Some questioned whether some of the gaskets sold were actually made from a material other than neoprene. The consensus was in favor of cork. The cork gasket in my coupe never leaked a drop in 50 years in the family - i only pulled the gauge to replace a soggy float.

I see that Bratton's and other vendors no longer carry the cork gasket, only neoprene and am curious what you folks think about the currently supplied neoprene product.

Tom Wesenberg 08-26-2019 04:04 PM

Re: Gas Gauge Gasket

I will only use cork, so I'd have to keep looking until I found it.

Bob C 08-26-2019 04:08 PM

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Bert's shows them.


barnstuf 08-26-2019 04:24 PM

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The very best is cork gaskets used with brass slip ring washers. Both are in Snyder's current catalog.

Forddan 08-26-2019 04:26 PM

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I replaced them recently and all the vendors I checked had cork gaskets for sale.

TerryO 08-26-2019 08:26 PM

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Mikes has the cork gaskets.


Dan Partain 08-26-2019 09:29 PM

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I didn't like the fit of the last cork gaskets I bought so I bought some cork gasket material at NAPA and made my own, it was very easy. Also, no situation where shipping is more than the parts cost. -DAN

dmaxweb 10-02-2020 09:23 AM

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Snyders catalog indicates their cork gaskets "are a cork/neoprene blend"
My understanding is all cork gaskets use some type of binding material. What is used for "real"' cork gaskets?

Anyone have experience with the cork/neoprene gaskets?

KGBnut 10-03-2020 06:24 AM

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I repaired my float about ten years ago. I didn't know any better at the time, so I used the neoprene gasket with the brass slip washers. I don't doubt the guys that say cork is better (they would certainly know better than me), but in ten years and MANY tanks of gas, I have never had a drip out of that gas gauge.

Just sayin'...


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