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Had t make new crankshaft gasket out of 1/16 cork gasket material. Now battery will not stay charged. Is the home made gasket the reason? If so why?

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The gasket should have no effect on the battery unless the gasket is leaking i would leave it be an I would chek my connections unless there was a ground bolt that bolted on side cover you need to check main ground clean an tighten it and check connection on the hot an the celliniod

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