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Does anyone know the part number for the o-ring for the fuel filler bronze cap? I have a 31 but assume they are all the same.

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Re: fuel filler O-ring

JV:
Why don't you take the current one to the local shipyard, they can find you an equivalent size, probably at the fraction of the cost of a replacement from the fuel cap manufacturer.

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Re: fuel filler O-ring

These things are awfully common but come in several sizes. Take the O-ring down to any local marine store that has a good parts inventory and you'll probably find a replacement.

Having a good O-ring on the fuel cap that is doing its job is critical. It keeps water out of your fuel when it rains. Guaranteed -- if water contaminates your fuel you'll have bad fuel in short order because it enables the bugs to grow.

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Thanks, yep. Looks like West Marines two Perkins O rings for $8.00. I was hoping to get 10 or 15 on the web for that price
but without a number that will not work.

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Many hardware stores have great selections of O-rings. I would be surprised if you couldn't find it at your local Ace.
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John is right . . . beat me to it . . .
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Re: fuel filler O-ring

I replaced the O-Ring in the diesel fill plate on the deck with a Perco # 0513DP3 1 1/2 inch.
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Re: fuel filler O-ring

Johnharch and BluesHarp (honorable mention to Mike/1,

Thanks. Ace sounds like a good possibility (even if it makes me feel dumb for thinking everything has to be marine store specialty items) I will also check out the Perco.

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