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welshbiker
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November 23, 2019 - 6:57 pm
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Hey all

After an engine rebuild over the past several month and putting everything back together I have small issue. The fuel tap hast started leaking also not stopping fuel completely. 

I have tried the boiling water and steaming trick but still not working, I've decided to put a new fuel tap in but I have come across these on fle bay. Look a lot simpler than trying to replace the cork tip. 

My issue with these is the cork is wider than the stem (obvious as it's new) would I need to shave some of the cork or just fit tap as is?

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Repacing the cork itself is simple and effective. You may prefer to use these plungers you've found. They will all require slight "fitting"

Loads of threads here

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Hi,

I am told the trick is soak the cork in petrol over night. I take it you have an Ewarts fuel tap, with the correct cork. The problem with the newer fuel taps is the thread size, ie where the tap screws into the petrol tank.

Any way if you do find a new type fuel tap, please let us all know.

Good luck with your quest.....Nick

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It's all covered in FAQs

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Endless discussion and videos here on the subject of corks. The videos may also contain the plunger replacements. Soap sounds an interesting  possibility....

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Mick W said

............Unless Piquet has the photos to clean up that item.

Mick  

As if by magic..........

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I'm not a complete idiot ............................................ some parts are missing.

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Mick W said

... a replacement plunger, available from ebay, not cork replacement...

Sorry. The plunger on ebay (and hence the cork) look to be the same as fitted to the Ewarts tap. Certainly looks like the one on my D3. It would also require the same sort of treatment before fitting to the tap as a replacement cork would.

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