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Fuel pump question

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04 Dec 2020 15:49 #41684 by ilikescars
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My Auburn fuel pump started leaking at the glass bowl when I tried starting it (after several months). I simply tightened it down with the thumb screw, which did the trick. Just wondering if there is a more reliable way to seal this bowl, other than the present cork gasket?

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04 Dec 2020 15:57 #41685 by 1748 S
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I suspect your cork gasket is shrinking and may require replacement. You might try using a different material from many auto parts stores but remember the cork is also acting as a cushion to the glass to metal body.You can only tighten it so much before it cracks the glass.


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05 Dec 2020 05:22 #41693 by mikespeed35
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Use a good quality cork such as Felpro. I always have a spare in my supplies with the car. I have never broken a glass bowl but in time you can warp the pot metal that the bowl fits in and then it won't seal. When I start the cars in the spring if the bowl is leaking I try and tighten it. If it is already tight I replace the gasket and that does the trick. I have not found a better way to seal it.
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05 Dec 2020 16:25 #41697 by George van Nostrand
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Neoprene bowl gaskets were supplied in later fuel pumps. Try auto parts stores.

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05 Dec 2020 17:33 #41698 by ilikescars
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