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I'm thinking maybe "cheesecloth" stuffed into that little void beneath the vent hole. That should keep the gas from splashing through that hole. I'm still gonna look for a new cap though. In the meanwhile, keeping the fuel level lower will have to do.
Well, time to saddle up again.
03-30-2008 #22motoschwinn Guest
I Googled some sites and all of them warn you to NOT use Teflon tape that comes in contact with gasoline. So scratch my idea. (But in my defense, if it's only around the lid of the gas cap or somewhere else you can easily get to, then why NOT use Teflon tape? Even if does start to get spongy when in touch with gasoline, you have all the time and access you need to simply wipe it dry and retape it. Just as long as it doesn't quickly dissolve into a goopy mess that drips into your tank. But if you're one of those people who want it to be done right and stay right the very first time then steer away and use something else.)
Some sites mention other kinds of tape you CAN use in the presence of gasoline but of course none of them remembered the name of those products. It was said that you can find them at home supply stores.
So far, cheese cloth sounds really great!!
Last edited by decompiler; 03-30-2008 at 08:29 PM.
Well, now I'm going to make it my task to find out what kind of tape you CAN use around gasoline. Stay tuned...
Here's what I've found for leaky gas lids:
for the threads
permatex 3J (or 3H or 3D, same stuff just different size containers)
RectorSeal No. 7
yellow teflon tape
for the hole in the lid
I'm thinking of using one of those first 2 putties, the yellow teflon tape, & the cork gasket maybe with some plastic between it and the lid (someone said that's what their lawnmower gas cap looked like inside).
I did the same tank on my build it is a small tank from a kart racer.
Last edited by KanesKustoms; 04-01-2008 at 03:07 AM.You Only Need Two Tools In Life
WD-40 And Duct Tape.
If It Doesn't Move And Should, Use The WD-40.
If It Shouldn't Move And it Does,
Use The Duct Tape.
Thanks for your help Sparky.