- leads on fuel tank and pump cradle

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TomB
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- leads on fuel tank and pump cradle

Hi,

I'd like to out some feelers for an K series injection fuel tank, ideally new or an unused spare, and a K series fuel pump cradle.  Mine is leaking again from the pump gasket, and its been causing problems since around 2013.   I suspect I need a new tank, but until its all apart and I can see what happening I wont be sure.  

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Tom  

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Pump cradles are no longer inproduction and like rocking horse poo....

You could get a new tank or modify yours to accept an external pump like the Bosch 044, you can plumb this thro the Rover fuel filter but should run with a 100 micron prefilter.

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Hi, I gathered the pump cradles are scarce. Im hoping a new tank or gasket will sort the leak.  

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you can buy fuel proof rubber gasket on ebay and cut your own out, coat with blue hylomar long with the threads on the screws (as the rivnuts aren't blind) and the fibre washers too, tighten evenly and dont over eother wise you will distort one or both.

Check prior to reassembly the both are flat.

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Hi 7 wonders, that's a possibility. I'm on my 2nd James Whiting gasket m, which I suspect has failed. The first one dissolved & I suspect it's happened again, but I won't know until it's stripped. I don't think they like modern fuels. i made a template of the JE gasket before I fitted it so I can in theory make a new one. 

do you know what type of material I need to be resistant to modern fuels? Assuming it's 3mm tough rubber, would making it with a Stanley knife and tin snips to cut be viable? 

Viton rubber from this seller on eBay?https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F223463234791

 

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The standards for rubber that can tolerate the ethanol concentration of modern petrol have been out there for a few decades. So anything approved for purpose from a reputable vendor should be OK.

(I looked up the relevant ASTM standards once and they should be in the archives.)

Jonathan

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Provided I can cut it with hand tools and drill holes for bolts, this could be a good answer as a first go, ahead of the expense of a new tank. 

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