Vintage Tiger Tiger/steamer/885 Fuel Tap Seal Leaking

Discussion in 'Tiger / Explorer' started by Simon Logan, Jul 28, 2022.

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  1. Simon Logan

    Simon Logan Active Member

    Jun 13, 2020
    Sutton Coldfield - UK
    Hi all, anyone had trouble with the seal between the fuel tap and the fuel tank. I bought a new fuel tap which came with a new seal but fuel has begun to seep/drip/run (quite badly) from between the tap and the tank.

    Any ideas ?

    My thoughts were to buy a fuel proof sealing compound ? If that is a solution can anyone recommend one ?



  2. Eldon

    Eldon Elite Member

    Nov 14, 2018
    North Yorkshire
    Check the flange on the tank is flat both ways (x+y) with a steel rule or similar.
    Dress if neccessary.
    Check seal has no damage.
    Presumably the bolt holes are blind so check the tap thickness against bolt length.

    You may be tightening the bolts against the hole bottom rather than clamping the new tap.
    • Agree Agree x 1
  3. sprintdave

    sprintdave Nurse,he's out of bed again

    May 25, 2014
    As above, is tank distorted, wouldn't be the first time. Maybe try 2 seals but could it be leaking through the threads of the bolts.
    Whatever you do don't over tighten those bolts as they are known to strip.
    See, steamer section.

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