I'm wanting to install a new carburetor bowl gasket on an NH carburetor but found the store-bought paper gasket is too small. Is it an acceptable practice to soak - or even microwave - the gasket in water in hopes that it will stretch over the machined rim of the carb body without breaking? And do ya'll apply gasket sealer when installing a new bowl gasket?
some are the ones sold shrink with age, the ones we sell can sit for years and do not shrink, we cut them right here at the shop, they are grey in color, Bob
I guess you can try a hot water soak. It's un useable now so no loss. Don't know about the microwave bit though.
I make them from single ply Bristol board using a compass fitted with an Exacto blade. You cut the outer circle first.
Just the gasket with no sealer works for me.
You have two options...soak the gasket for a few minutes or buy a Quality one from Bob.
Either way, the gasket doesn’t see any pressure just a bit of fuel being splashed around
Alan in Western Australia
Thanks for your input guys. I shall now try and button up this carb..
Well ... three ways. You can cut one out yourself as described above and it will take you three minutes. :-)