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Old 03-03-2017, 11:44 PM   #83
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Default Re: Fuel Cap Vent and Lock Cylinder

Originally Posted by Adambomb946 View Post
Thanks for the idea Jeff. I ended up carefully cutting a peice of old inner tube to match the gasket as closely as I could. Put everything back together with the "new" gasket installed and everything seems to be working fine. One question, how much resistance is there suppose to be when blowing into the nipple? Should it be easy like blowing through a straw or like blowing through a straw thats slightly clogged?
My experience with inner tube material in today's fuels is it won't last. I've had reports of only two weeks. Hope you have better luck than I forecast. I've even had issues with Buna-N Nitrile in contact with fuel. It tends to sometimes swell and degrade.

I don't know about resistance and blowing into the nipple. I just make sure the passages are clear and the valves function.


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