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Any of you use gasket cement or sealant on your float bowl gasket? If so what kind, how much, etc?
I've tried a little blue Hylomar in the past and it caused the float to stick. Any other opinions/ideas?
Thanks!
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^^^^ Read closely what Wes says! I did this years ago on a pair that were giving me hell, and he isn't kidding! it is amazing how the zinc bodies warp after years of being hamfisted!

Try it on the mounting flange too. Amazing how much hamfisting goes on with something so simple. Torque on the flange mounts is only lke 10lbs, or so. Most I have seen hang them by wrenching them down till the slide binds and back off........DUMB!
 

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As for most things bike related, if it requires sealant then something is likely wrong.......

As far as I am concerned, Wes is the undisputed man to go to for advice on all things Brit. He is stellar to deal with, and good to converse with. Would like to catch him with more time to do a little "bench racing" with him.
 

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Sealant?Of course not.I just put some grease on the gasket so it doesn't tear to pieces next time I undo it.If the float bowl face is flat,there's no problem.
 

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he may be talking about the bowl gasket on a monoblock, in that case it's very likely the lid is warped where the screws are over tightened,
when it is a warped cover lid I put the lid in a lathe and take a small cut off of it to get it back to being flat.
 

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Actually did the gasket surfaces on glass a while back. Took off more than I expected. My problem wasn't the fuel leaking. Remember a couple days ago it was changing rpm if I leaned it over a little? Someone on another forum suggested changing the float bowl gasket because they thought fuel was getting into one of the ports that the two small holes are cut out of the gasket for. I made a new gasket, and as Wes and all of you suggested, installed it dry. Problem solved! I guess the guy on the other forum had it nailed. Thanks for all the replies fellas!
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