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Re: So I fixed my fuel leak last night...
Posted by: azdave ()
Date: November 02, 2012 02:19PM

I made my own from thin soft copper sheet. I have one of the hand punches as shown below and carefully punched out the OD first and then the ID until I had little copper washers with a flare angle that was close enough to form to the parts once tightened...crude but it worked for me.

Dave W. / Gilbert Arizona
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Re: So I fixed my fuel leak last night...
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: November 02, 2012 02:25PM

azdave Wrote:
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> I made my own from thin soft copper sheet. I have
> one of the hand punches as shown below and
> carefully punched out the OD first and then the ID
> until I had little copper washers with a flare
> angle that was close enough to form to the parts
> once tightened...crude but it worked for me.
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That's all that's needed.... but Grainger's for 10 for $8.69 +S&H should last most quite a while.


I like yours better...



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Re: So I fixed my fuel leak last night...
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: November 02, 2012 02:35PM

AZDave's tool on ebay... several to choose from

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Re: So I fixed my fuel leak last night...
Posted by: Vairismo ()
Date: November 02, 2012 06:10PM

The metal ones are no doubt best, but I would be willing to use a gasket paper washer to 'seal the deal'.

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Re: So I fixed my fuel leak last night...
Posted by: azdave ()
Date: January 03, 2014 08:44AM

Updating this thread with current part number info on the copper flare gaskets discussed above.

[corvaircenter.com]

I stopped at the local Parker Hose store and got some samples to make a reference photo and the correct part numbers. Note that the 2GF-3 seals will work on 1/4" lines in case 2GF-4 seals cannot be found.

I will also post this photo in several other old related fuel leak threads so that the info is out there to find easily in several locations.

Parker part numbers
2GF-4 is required for 1/4" lines (lines to carbs).
2GF-5 is required for 5/16" lines (line to fuel pump).


Dave W. / Gilbert Arizona
65 Corsa 140/4
66 Corsa 140/4
66 Corsa 140/4 w/factory A/C
66 Corsa 455 Toro V8
65 Monza Convertible 110/4
66 Monza Convertible 140/4 A/C
65 Monza 4DR 140/PG w/factory A/C
65 Monza 4DR EJ20T/5



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Re: So I fixed my fuel leak last night...
Posted by: vairygood ()
Date: January 03, 2014 09:13AM

I noticed no one mentioned the teflon tape,the white will disolve in gas,use the yellow teflon as its made for the liquids.IMHO

Buster Tindel
Gulfport Mississippi

65 Corsa 140 4 speed

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Re: So I fixed my fuel leak last night...
Posted by: Anonymous User ()
Date: January 14, 2014 09:21AM

vairygood Wrote:
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> I noticed no one mentioned the teflon tape,the
> white will disolve in gas,use the yellow teflon as
> its made for the liquids.IMHO

there is no such thing as teflon tape. look here

-Scott V.

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Re: So I fixed my fuel leak last night...
Posted by: thewolfe ()
Date: January 14, 2014 10:20AM

Teflon is a brand name of ptfe which is what the white tape is made out of so technically you're right, it is not teflon tape but teflon is ptfe.

Nate Wolfe
Portland OR
65 Corsa 180

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Re: So I fixed my fuel leak last night...
Posted by: azdave ()
Date: January 14, 2014 10:24AM

Scott V Wrote:
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> there is no such thing as teflon tape. look here

And here I thought I would learn more about fixing fuel leaks but instead I get a link about how no one should call facial tissue "Kleenex" unless is is actually a Kleenex brand product.

Slow day?

Pass the polytetrafluroethylene tape please!

Dave W. / Gilbert Arizona
65 Corsa 140/4
66 Corsa 140/4
66 Corsa 140/4 w/factory A/C
66 Corsa 455 Toro V8
65 Monza Convertible 110/4
66 Monza Convertible 140/4 A/C
65 Monza 4DR 140/PG w/factory A/C
65 Monza 4DR EJ20T/5



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Re: So I fixed my fuel leak last night...
Posted by: davemotohead ()
Date: January 14, 2014 10:30AM

One time I asked for a Big Mac at Burger king! Boy that was a Whopper!drinking smiley

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Re: So I fixed my fuel leak last night...
Posted by: azdave ()
Date: January 14, 2014 10:36AM

davemotohead Wrote:
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> One time I asked for a Big Mac at Burger king! Boy
> that was a Whopper!drinking smiley


Ahhh...the Whopper. Whataburger!

grinning smiley

Dave W. / Gilbert Arizona
65 Corsa 140/4
66 Corsa 140/4
66 Corsa 140/4 w/factory A/C
66 Corsa 455 Toro V8
65 Monza Convertible 110/4
66 Monza Convertible 140/4 A/C
65 Monza 4DR 140/PG w/factory A/C
65 Monza 4DR EJ20T/5



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Re: So I fixed my fuel leak last night...
Posted by: Anonymous User ()
Date: January 14, 2014 11:00AM

azdave Wrote:
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> And here I thought I would learn more about fixing
> fuel leaks but instead I get a link about how no
> one should call facial tissue "Kleenex" unless is
> is actually a Kleenex brand product.
>
> Slow day?

no slower day than a whopper whataburger day. gg

i figured that dupont didnt license teflon to make *teflon tape* theres probably a good reason not to use it on flare fittings to stop fuel leaks.

-Scott V.

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Re: So I fixed my fuel leak last night...
Posted by: vairchet ()
Date: January 14, 2014 11:19AM

Top photo is Plumber's Tape.

Bottom photo is thread sealing tape (commonly refered as Teflon Tape).

Some Corvair Guy in Ramona

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Re: So I fixed my fuel leak last night...
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: January 14, 2014 01:58PM

Just like engine and motors...... ggggg

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Re: So I fixed my fuel leak last night...
Posted by: JimBrandberg ()
Date: January 15, 2014 05:42AM

I switched from Sealing Tape to Permatex Thread Sealer several years ago and never looked back. White goo in a squeeze tube bottle, wonderful stuff. Does nothing for flare fittings but good for pipe thread. I have never had it fail with gasoline but never really looked to verify that it's recommended.
Jim Brandberg
Isanti, Mn.
CorvairRepair.com

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