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An expensive solution to a problem that doesn't exist....

Have you ever had that annoying fuel leak around the petcock screws? No?
I had it after fiddling with the petcock and cleaning out the filters, the old fiber ones gave up the ghost and wouldn't seal anymore.
I refused to pay mikexs any more money so I tried some gasket material from the auto store to make my own... FAIL. They all kinda either disintegrated in the fuel or broke apart when tightening down the screws.

So, I found these overpriced things... metal bonded sealing washers
So far, so good. McMaster Carr is local to me.
carry on...
 

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not a non problem. dowty washers are used in british petcock mounts all the time. they allow more angle adjustment than a fibre washer. used under bolts that penetrate oil galleries too

theyre expensive everywhere

 

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not a non problem. dowty washers are used in british petcock mounts all the time. they allow more angle adjustment than a fibre washer. used under bolts that penetrate oil galleries too

theyre expensive everywhere

They must have left those washers out on all my British autos then.
 
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