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Old 03-16-2017, 05:51 PM
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Hi all,

I missed the part in the directions where it says "DO NOT" install the rubber gasket that came with the fuel sender unit. Well...i missed that and i did install the gasket and already covered it in proseal.


Has anyone else put the rubber gasket in there? Why the emphasis from vans to not include it?

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Old 03-16-2017, 06:01 PM
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Hi all,

I missed the part in the directions where it says "DO NOT" install the rubber gasket that came with the fuel sender unit. Well...i missed that and i did install the gasket and already covered it in proseal.


Has anyone else put the rubber gasket in there? Why the emphasis from vans to not include it?

Thanks
The emphasis is because you're likely (not guaranteed) to get a leak.

I'd remove it, scrape off the proseal, and install the sender directly to the tank using proseal to seal it...
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Old 03-16-2017, 06:42 PM
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This subject has been talked about over the years and this should help. Larry

http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...uel+gauge+leak
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Old 03-16-2017, 07:10 PM
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Actually you may be OK with the rubber gasket. The cork one is the one that gives the most trouble. Over time the cork gets saturated and begins to leak.
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Old 03-19-2017, 06:07 PM
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Well I guess I'll peel off the proseal and discard the rubber gasket. Thanks everyone.
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Old 03-19-2017, 09:15 PM
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Toss the cork for certain, and take a long look at the rubber one like a snake that hasn't bitten you yet.

A good thick layer of proseal can be broken up if you ever need to remove the access plate again, I've done it twice, just use one of the 6" stainless steel rulers like a knife and it works great.
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Old 05-24-2017, 06:38 AM
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I just replaced the black rubber seal under the sender due to a very small leak.... it had deteriorated over 9 years and was installed originally using proseal on both sides. I have subsequently, after a few hours of goop removal, reinstalled the sending unit using only proseal (flamemaster cs3204) and no gasket.....
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Old 05-24-2017, 07:04 AM
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I usually do use the rubber gasket with no proseal. If it leaks a little, I tighten e screws until it stops. When that stops working, I will usually proseal around the edge.
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