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Fuel tank sender gasket MK1 Escort

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Evening all

not been on here for yonks, but could do with some advice on something

Is the rubber gasket on the sender on a MK1 Escort fuel tank the same as a MK3 Capri?? ?

>>> https://www.retrofordinternational.com/fuel-tank-sender-seal-76-p.asp

Need a gasket and eBay seems to have gone bonkers

 

thanks in advance 

 

 

 

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4 hours ago, oldfordneil@outlook.com said:

find an old inner tube and cut one out

 

the thickness of the one on my mk1s, you aint cutting it from an inner tube I can assure you

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You can buy different thickness rubber, fuel resistant, sizes and use the old one as a template to make your own?

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tbh, for £16.50 delivered you can have a genuine ford one, wouldn't have thought that was worth the messing around with buying a bit of rubber

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On 23/08/2018 at 15:36, Ray said:

tbh, for £16.50 delivered you can have a genuine ford one, wouldn't have thought that was worth the messing around with buying a bit of rubber

Ray, what materials are the genuine gaskets made from?

The reasoning on my asking is that I had an issue last year with fuel hose that had perished/cracked prematurely. Turns out it wasn't rated for modern unleaded  fuel. 

Swapped the hose over to a newer compound that was rated for unleaded and it still looks fine at the moment. 

I honestly don't know if gaskets would be affected in the same way, hence why I ask. 

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the gasket material will depend on its use I suppose, but on the carbs I've stripped, I've not seen any deterioration in the paper gaskets, but what I have seen is on the ones run on std unleaded is the carb diaphragms had deteriorated beyond use

but tbh I don't use std modern 95 unleaded, the ethanol is just too damaging, it rots steel and brass as well as rubber

I use shell v-power 98 which is supposed to be ethanol free, even if its not its a very low content, then I use tetraboost to turn it into proper leaded petrol that the car was made to run on, runs so much happier and sweeter with no timing changes, and shouldn't then affect the fuel system

I also take the precaution of lining the tank with pr15 to stop any ethanol rusting the tank, and the cars have had hardened valve seats fitted as a precaution, from there, apart from changing the hoses to modern rubber, I doubt you can do much more

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Cheers, Ray. 

Hadn't considered the diaphragms. Luckily enough, as I'm running bike carbs, they are made for modern fuel. 

Started running Texaco Supreme now in my new engine at 97 Ron which contains 5% bio ethanol. Would like to run Shell V Power at  99 Ron, but the nearest station is a fair drive away from where I live. 

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Hello,

 

I did not want to open a new topic with the same title so I will just add my question here. I wanted to change the gasket of the fuel sender on my mk1 without removing the tank. I was able to remove the sender unit without any problems but now I cannot fit it with as the new gasket seems to be too (or at least very) thick. Is there any trick which might help? Or did I maybe take the wrong one? I bought this one here: LINK

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