[ROVERNET - UK] Safely reparing sunken carb floats 2000TC

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Mon Sep 10 04:33:44 BST 2007

The welding method for petroleum containers is purge them sith dry steam for 
24 hours beforehand.
My approach would be:
Dump them in water with a detergent for 4 hours, then plain water for another 
4.  That should force it out.


> Greetings, rovernetters:
> My p6 2000 TC with HS6 carbs has been suffering from
> overflowing float chambers. I replaced the needle
> valves (BTW, the MG MGC ones seem like a perfect
> match) and then discovered that both of my brass
> floats have sunk! They have small fatigue cracks up
> the sides. No idea how that happened unless I
> man-handled them last time I had the carbs apart?
>     Anyway, I was thinking of letting the gasoline
> evaporate out of the floats, then soldering the cracks
> up, but I am hesitant to do so for safety reasons...
> i.e. soldering where there might be gasoline vapors.
> Any tips? I seem to recall someone mentioning doing
> this before...
> Thanks in advance,
>     NAthan
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