need to make my own gasket for IMS tank


5 replies to this topic
  • RMBurrr

Posted April 17, 2014 - 06:08 AM

#1

I found a used ims tank for my yz450f, but it has a leaky petcock gasket. 

Can I just grab some gasket material from the auto parts store, and trace out my old one? Is there a special material required for a fuel gasket? Should I add any kind of gasket goo?


Edited by RMBurrr, April 17, 2014 - 06:09 AM.


  • grayracer513

Posted April 17, 2014 - 07:06 AM

#2

Be sure the gasket material is labeled for gasoline.  Buna N rubber compound works well. 

 

The only kind of sealer that I know reliably works around gasoline is Permatex No.3 "Aviation" gasket sealer, but it shouldn't be needed.



  • RMBurrr

Posted April 17, 2014 - 09:31 AM

#3

Be sure the gasket material is labeled for gasoline.  Buna N rubber compound works well. 

 

The only kind of sealer that I know reliably works around gasoline is Permatex No.3 "Aviation" gasket sealer, but it shouldn't be needed.

Thanks Gray



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  • 700rScott

Posted April 18, 2014 - 10:19 AM

#4

Is that 2nd gasket needed for the tank? I got a used one with the gasket dry rotted and just skipped it when I put a new pet cock on with the reserve. It hasn't leaked yet and I'm only using the gasket the oem petcock comes with.



  • tt81621

Posted April 20, 2014 - 07:54 AM

#5

I used cork gasket, cut one matching the shape of the petcock out of a roll.  No leaks over a year now.  



  • WGP

Posted April 20, 2014 - 08:11 AM

#6

they sell a rebuild kit







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