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 Post subject: fuel pump leak 1500fwd
PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:57 am 
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fitted a new fuel pump and gasket but go a very slight leak from under the pump where it joins to the head. tightened it up nicely but still there. it came with 2 gaskets which i believe is for cars with a spacer which mine doesnt have - fitted the 1 gasket - any ideas on stopping the leak please?

PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:50 pm 
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make sure both surfaces are clean and fit a decent gasket

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:36 am 
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I had the same problem on my Sprint, bought a new pump which came with the usual thin gaskets,
but ordered at the same time a thicker gasket just in case, and yes it was needed, (from Robsport).

Pic of the thicker one, its about 2mm, compared with the thin one at .05mm.

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