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General => The Star and Garter => Topic started by: TIGER on 12 May, 2017, 12:14:17

Title: Cardurettor sealing
Post by: TIGER on 12 May, 2017, 12:14:17
Hello people
                  Update on the C15
                  Solved the seat problem mainly due to help from Julian. (Thanks again)
                  Some fettling still to do.
Carb. Is leaking from float chamber cover dispite new gasket and Loctite cement.
Can anyone recommend a suitable cement ?
Regards
           Tim
Title: Re: Cardurettor sealing
Post by: JulianS on 12 May, 2017, 12:35:03
Float cover probably distorted by repeated removal and replacement over the years.

Only real cure is a new cover.

The joint surface on the body is very narrow, that also needs to be sound.
Title: Re: Cardurettor sealing
Post by: Editor on 12 May, 2017, 16:00:36
Julian is spot on. I had a C15 and exactly the same thing happened, when I looked at the joint face on the cover, the distortion is obvious. I have had many Monoblocs over the years and had never come across that before. Hitchcock's do a replacement, if you're quick they might be able to despatch today.
Chris
Title: Re: Cardurettor sealing
Post by: TIGER on 12 May, 2017, 22:36:21
Many thanks.
Updates to follow.
Just got a date for DVLA inspection at the end of the month.
Fingers crossed.
Regards
           Tim
Title: Re: Cardurettor sealing
Post by: Mike Farmer on 13 May, 2017, 09:13:09
 :)
You could try making a gasket out of "cushion floor". I've used it for several gasket applications. Its thicker to start with and will squeeze up easily.

Mike ;D
Title: Re: Cardurettor sealing
Post by: Thunderbolt on 13 May, 2017, 12:17:03
I always use Hylomar but you must put a small amount spread on each surface and then most importantly leave the sealant to cure for at least 15 minuets before assembly. If you don`t leave the sealant long enough before assembly the petrol will just wash it away.
Good luck.
 
Title: Re: Cardurettor sealing
Post by: TIGER on 28 May, 2017, 07:10:09
Many thanks for all the help again.
Just returned from holiday and the problem with carb cover seal.
Julian you are spot on cover is warped.
Is the 376 cover the same I am seeing these advertised.

DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW ARTHER IS ?
Regards
            Tim
Title: Re: Cardurettor sealing
Post by: JulianS on 29 May, 2017, 09:15:19
375 376 and 389 covers are the same.
Title: Re: Cardurettor sealing
Post by: TIGER on 29 May, 2017, 12:18:05
Thanks again.
No word on Arther?
Tim