leaking petcock (fuel tap)

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leaking petcock (fuel tap)

Post by bws2 » 06:06 pm Nov 27 2015

I noticed that a had a little bit of leaking around the bottom of the fuel tap (petcock).

I had taken it apart yesterday, but I'm not sure if it was leaking before that.

Would you guys suggest a new o-ring as the place to start?

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Re: leaking petcock (fuel tap)

Post by 6 Riders » 10:13 pm Nov 27 2015

Rebuild kit or a new petcock off of E-bay.
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Re: leaking petcock (fuel tap)

Post by ohgood » 07:51 am Nov 28 2015

6 Riders wrote:Rebuild kit or a new petcock off of E-bay.
and make sure the tangs of the thin metal cover (the petcock lever goes through it) are putting decent pressure against the petcock assembly.

you'll see what i mean when you pull it apart.

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Re: leaking petcock (fuel tap)

Post by bws2 » 10:31 pm Nov 29 2015

ohgood wrote:
6 Riders wrote:Rebuild kit or a new petcock off of E-bay.
and make sure the tangs of the thin metal cover (the petcock lever goes through it) are putting decent pressure against the petcock assembly.

you'll see what i mean when you pull it apart.
Thanks 6 Riders and ohgood for the responses. I was looking at it today and it seems to have stopped leaking.

I'll keep an eye on it, but hopefully it somehow sealed itself.

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