Another day, another leak. Such is our life.
All the fluids on classic British cars seem to be quite comfortable departing the vehicle. Our job is to interrupt this covert operation, and at times it feels like an ongoing war. These. Cars. Leak. Everything. And we spend a lot of time trying to fix that. It isn’t always easy.
The video below is about fuel tank leaks. These are often caused by inferior cork sender gaskets. You can buy our improved sender gaskets by clicking here!
But there is more to the story… you might have a cracked neck on your original fuel tank… and if so, our complete pressure tested and sealed fuel tank is an excellent choice, which you can find by clicking here. If your tank is crusty, you will want a new tank anyway, so you don’t clog your fuel filter, kill your fuel pump, and/or otherwise shut off fuel flow to the carbs. We throw out lots of sealed and coated tanks… we have found that those sealants often delaminate and do more harm than good, clogging and gumming up the works.
And lastly, don’t forget to make sure you have a metal sender float. Senders generally come new with plastic floats from most suppliers, and these are a joke, because ethanol eats them for lunch, and if your gauge always reads empty, it’s often because your sender float is full of fuel and has gone on a one way trip to the bottom of your fuel tank, and taken your fuel gauge sender with it (hence the empty reading). Make sure to order the metal float we sell in our catalog, or a new sender pre-built with a metal float) by clicking here.