leaking gas tank

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by chipguy1, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. chipguy1

    chipguy1 Member

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    I have 2005 ultra classic efi. When I fill the tank up it leaks over the side. I thought it was a blocked overfill hose, but it isn't. I found that the cork gasket under the tank console was split, and was letting gas out. I now have a new cork gasket ready to install, but I wonder if I am supposed to use some sort of sealant along with the cork gasket. Is the cork gasket alone o.k.?
    Thanks for replies
    Tom
     
  2. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    When you change the gasket replace the hardware with new screws and washers, no sealant is required
     
  3. brownfoxx1

    brownfoxx1 Active Member

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    try permatex #2 non-hardening sealant. works good & easy to remove
     
  4. CalgaryBikeBum

    CalgaryBikeBum Active Member

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    As Jack said : "Replace screws etc" If you don't there is a good chance it will leak and a fuel leak is never a good leak ! I replaced my fuel sending unit and tried to reuse my screws. Not a good plan. New screws were cheap and never had another issue. The screws have a sealant on them. One time use.