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Old 10-19-2017, 10:16 PM
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Default Completed Initial Leak Test of The Left Tank

Initial test of the left fuel tank has passed.

The Float access plate was tested with the cork gasket installed. Now that the initial test was a success, I'll pull the plate, remove the cork gasket, pro seal up the plate, reinstall and retest.

The multimeter is measuring ambient temperature for a reference as I recorded pressures during the test.

During the test I used a leak test fluid to check all the seams and rivets.



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Old 10-19-2017, 10:22 PM
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I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you. I'll be right behind you, I'll probably get to that in a couple of weeks.
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Old 10-20-2017, 12:23 AM
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Lots of luck! My RV8 tanks are being tested now also. So far, so good....
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Old 10-20-2017, 12:32 AM
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I will keep my fingers crossed for you too, that the cork gasket wont turn to goo like mine did.
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Old 10-20-2017, 09:53 PM
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I will keep my fingers crossed for you too, that the cork gasket wont turn to goo like mine did.
Van's and Synergy recommend eliminating the cork gasket and just using sealer now.
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Old 10-20-2017, 09:57 PM
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Smile Second Tank Passed

Completed my initial leak check on my second tank today...Passed.

Tomorrow I'll seal up the end plates, let them cure for a couple of days and then do a final leak check on the tanks.


Using leak detection fluid to track down any leaks.

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Old 10-21-2017, 09:03 AM
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Great news!
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Old 10-23-2017, 01:21 PM
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Van's and Synergy recommend eliminating the cork gasket and just using sealer now.
Did Van's post anything publicly to that effect? I'm getting close to closing my tanks up and am still going back and forth on "cork + Permatex" vs "cork + Proseal" vs. just Proseal.
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Old 10-23-2017, 05:17 PM
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When i took the factory tour, the guy there told me to toss the cork gasket as far as i could!!
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