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Old 09-11-2018, 03:07 PM
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Float bowl gaskets

Hey guys,

How to rejuvenate float bowl gaskets ?
Soak in fuel, MMO, transmission oil ?
Has anyone done this successfully ?

Done };-)
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Old 09-11-2018, 04:19 PM
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I've just replaced them. If they are hard, and they have shrunk, it's not worth the trouble they can cause to try and "fix" them IMHO.
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Old 09-11-2018, 06:53 PM
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Yeah I've been checking dealer wants $26.99 each, over $50 pr., after market on eBay about $12 for a pair.
I've 8 pair soaking in MMO just to see what happens ? ? ?
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Old 09-11-2018, 08:51 PM
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Yeah I've been checking dealer wants $26.99 each, over $50 pr., after market on eBay about $12 for a pair.
I've 8 pair soaking in MMO just to see what happens ? ? ?
$17.99@ on Partzilla. $19.97 for 4 on EBay. Could not find anyone giving them away?
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Jeez....

Just get them from JetsRus.com

007-990 Float bowl gasket OEM Genuine $3.41

Just received a set this week.

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Old 09-16-2018, 06:04 AM
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Jeez....

Just get them from JetsRus.com

007-990 Float bowl gasket OEM Genuine $3.41

Just received a set this week.

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Old 09-16-2018, 09:59 AM
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Just make sure that all of the hole punches are removed. Sometimes they are left in the gasket. One more thing, don't strip the bowl screw holes like I did once.
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Old 09-16-2018, 11:41 AM
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Hey guys,

How to rejuvenate float bowl gaskets ?
Soak in fuel, MMO, transmission oil ?
Has anyone done this successfully ?

Done };-)
This is what I want to try !
If I wanted to buy new I would and probably will.
Got an answer to the original question please reply.
Thank You, Don'e
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Old 09-16-2018, 12:33 PM
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Just ignore my post as I can't delete it...
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Hey guys,

How to rejuvenate float bowl gaskets ?
Soak in fuel, MMO, transmission oil ?
Has anyone done this successfully ?
OK, here is the answer:
Buy new gaskets.
Sorry, but as the old material ages it get VERY brittle. There is nothing you can do to reverse the process. Trying to "save" them will take you more time and frustration, with the result being parts of the old gasket floating in the bowl.
This is my take on it, but I believe it is very close to the truth. I have gasket material from THIS century that is hard and brittle. Why would something 20 years older be any better?
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Just ignore my post as I can't delete it...
Did you post something Sid??
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Did you post something Sid??
Yes it was post number 7 but we were getting off track because he wanted to rejuvenate the gasket rather than get new.
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Float bowl gaskets

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Yes it was post number 7 but we were getting off track because he wanted to rejuvenate the gasket rather than get new.
OK, picked up a little tip from the man, William Denton over at the Micapeak Yamaha XS650 list. With the gaskets suspended in a sealed gallon can ( I used an old carb cleaner can and strainer) pint of fuel in the bottom, gaskets in the strainer suspended out of the fuel, sealed the can and now left to fumigate. I'll check in a couple weeks, in the meantime I found this place on eBay, hildebrandtgasketcompany and ordered a set of 4 float bowl gaskets $11.99. This company says they make these gaskets out of high quality gasket materiel.
I'll post again in both cases the outcome ?
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