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    Default Fueltank float replacement?

    In the older Renaults the float in the tank is a piece of cork painted with some "shelak", spelling OK? Eventually this cork cracks open and it gets soaked with fuel causing the gauge to be very inaccurate.

    Has anybody replaced this cork with something else that worked successfully in fuel?

    Any ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frans
    In the older Renaults the float in the tank is a piece of cork painted with some "shelak", spelling OK? Eventually this cork cracks open and it gets soaked with fuel causing the gauge to be very inaccurate.

    Has anybody replaced this cork with something else that worked successfully in fuel?

    Any ideas?

    Frans.
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    Hey Frans

    I replaced both my floats about a month ago in the GEE. I just used new corks but coated/sealed them in Fibre Glass Resign, just to prevent them from breaking down and sinking, so far it seems to be working well.

    I reckon if you can get your hands on a brass float, that would probably be best. Maybe if you modify a float out of a DCOE or something ??
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