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Fuel Tank Gasket

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Once again, I had to replace my float in my fuel tank. The brass ones just don't hold up and its always in the same forward tank? Anyway, after assembling and reinstalling the tank, I now have a leak coming from the top of the tank Evidently the rubber gasket rolled over or I tightened it down too much. So again, I'm faced with this task Any thoughts appreciated.

For what it's worth, new floats can be purchased on Amazon both in brass and plastic. I'm going to try the plastic this time even though they are made in Taiwan but they do have good reviews.Thank you for any responses.
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...the top of the tank Evidently the rubber gasket...
Is it a flat rubber "gasket", or a square (cross-section) "O-ring"? The rubber absorbs fuel, making it expand to the point that it doesn't fit. You MUST either replace it EVERY TIME, or drive the fuel out of it (with heat, soap, gasoline followed by sun heat, etc.) so that it shrinks back down before reuse.
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