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Oil filler cap seal

PostPost by: Keith Scarfe » Sat Sep 24, 2016 1:45 pm

Has any one had to replace the rubber(?) sealing ring in the oil filler cap recently? Where did you get one from. Are they even available on their own does any one know?
It is approx 56od 42id and 1.5 thick all mm. Oil resistant obviously. Where could I find such a thing?
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PostPost by: types26/36 » Sat Sep 24, 2016 2:07 pm

http://www.burtonpower.com/oil-cap-gask ... fl855.html
although I believe the are waiting for stock.
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PostPost by: Grizzly » Sat Sep 24, 2016 2:46 pm

Sjsportscar A026E0325Z £1.49 +vat etc

Could make one up easy enough with some 1.5mm rubber sheet and a sharp blade. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rubber-Sheet- ... Vk4NurbXLg
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PostPost by: RichardHawkins » Sat Sep 24, 2016 7:42 pm

Keith,

If you have a gasket cutting company near you, they can probably do this for you while you wait. I tried nitrile rubber, but that was inadequate, and ended up using viton which I hope will last.

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PostPost by: Galwaylotus » Sat Sep 24, 2016 8:38 pm

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PostPost by: Keith Scarfe » Mon Sep 26, 2016 1:00 pm

Thanks everyone. Yes a better search on my part should have been done.
Shame about the £5 postage for a £1.50 item. Maybe will wait till I need some other stuff.
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