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#1 AndrewT

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Posted 14 November 2020 - 04:29 PM

A couple of months ago I bought one of the new, more expensive, fuel tank filler grommets from Minispares to replace the previous version which had been a black smudgy mess pretty much from day one.

Only got round to fitting it earlier this week but the quality is great, far more flexible and a much better finish than the old one.

Excellent work from Minispares and it's great to have a choice between low cost and high quality parts.

Hopefully enough enthusiasts will be willing to pay that bit extra to make it worthwhile for the likes of Minispares to keep investing in better products like this.

#2 Maccmike8

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Posted 14 November 2020 - 05:13 PM

Ive spent most of my Mini money with Minispares  :D



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Posted 14 November 2020 - 05:16 PM

That's good to hear. Got 1 in the post

#4 paul748

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Posted 14 November 2020 - 06:37 PM

Even top quality rubber components which come into contact with modern petrol will suffer.

Bloody ethanol :goaway:



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Posted 14 November 2020 - 06:43 PM

I’ll move this to products and services reviews

#6 MikeRotherham

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Posted 15 November 2020 - 08:19 AM

Can you give the page url?



#7 GraemeC

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Posted 15 November 2020 - 08:32 AM

http://www.minispare...|Back to search



#8 unburntfuelinthemorning

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Posted 27 November 2020 - 05:15 PM

A couple of months ago I bought one of the new, more expensive, fuel tank filler grommets from Minispares to replace the previous version which had been a black smudgy mess pretty much from day one.

Only got round to fitting it earlier this week but the quality is great, far more flexible and a much better finish than the old one.

Excellent work from Minispares and it's great to have a choice between low cost and high quality parts.

Hopefully enough enthusiasts will be willing to pay that bit extra to make it worthwhile for the likes of Minispares to keep investing in better products like this.

So is this a recently introduced part from Minispares?

 

Will you report back in a year or two and let us know how it's lasting please.  I bought a fuel tank grommet from Minispares a few years ago and within a year the rubber had cracked. 



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Posted 27 November 2020 - 08:53 PM

Yes, newly introduced part using better quality rubber than the one you probably bought. The difference in quality is clear immediately but, as you say, it will be interesting to see how it holds up.

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Posted 28 November 2020 - 08:14 AM

The Minispares seal (linked above) in made of edpm which isn’t very resistant to fuels, surely they should be making them from Viton? 



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Posted 22 May 2024 - 01:58 PM

A few more upgraded rubber parts now available:

 

21A2109 - Mini petrol cap seal (minispares.com)

 

2A7327 - Mini radius/upper arm dust seal upgraded type (minispares.com)

 

ADU5738VITON - Mini diff output shaft oil seal in viton (minispares.com) stock due this week.



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Posted 30 May 2024 - 09:10 AM

Gav, any chance Minispares could produce an upgraded rear lamp to body seal, part numbers: 37H2691/2? The last ones I bought didn't last, were poorly trimmed and an inferior moulding compared to the originals

 



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Posted 30 May 2024 - 09:17 AM

 

Gav, any chance Minispares could produce an upgraded rear lamp to body seal, part numbers: 37H2691/2? The last ones I bought didn't last, were poorly trimmed and an inferior moulding compared to the originals

 

 

Working on those ;)



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Posted 30 May 2024 - 09:37 AM

A few more upgraded rubber parts now available:
 
21A2109 - Mini petrol cap seal (minispares.com)
 
2A7327 - Mini radius/upper arm dust seal upgraded type (minispares.com)
 
ADU5738VITON - Mini diff output shaft oil seal in viton (minispares.com) stock due this week.


Gav, any chance Minispares could produce an upgraded rear lamp to body seal, part numbers: 37H2691/2? The last ones I bought didn't last, were poorly trimmed and an inferior moulding compared to the originals

I thought it must've just been me having so much trouble even installing them (mine were from Mini sport)




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